Sehr geehrter Herr!

Darf ich Sie bitten, auf meine Rechnung ein Exemplar des Kontrapunktes, (sobald II1 erschienen ist) an H. Prof. Ernst Rudorff , Großlichterfelde E, Berlin, Wilhelmstrasse 26 1 u. weiters an Frau Jenny Kornfeld in Aussig a. E. (Böhmen), Dresdenerstr. 8 2 je ein Exemplar I u. II1 , also beide Stücke einsenden zu wollen?

Mit bestem Dank zeichne


Hochachtungsvoll ergeben
[signed:] H Schenker

20. 9. 10


[annotations in lower margin:] Verfasser erhält 10 Br. 2 gb. freien, sowie 1 gb I & II1 m. Berechnung. [illeg. words] Schenker an Rudorff II1 an Kornfeld I & II1 gb senden m. Karten vom Verfasser Schenker [illeg. word]

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019



Dear Sir,

May I ask you kindly to send, on my account, one copy of Counterpoint (as soon as vol. II/1 has appeared) to Prof. Ernst Rudorff , Großlichterfelde-East, Berlin, Wilhelmstrasse 26, 1 and also to Mrs. Jenny Kornfeld in Aussig on the Elbe (Bohemia), Dresdenerstraße 8 2 one copy each of vol. I and vol. II/1, thus both items.

With best thanks, I remain


With kind regards, your devoted
[signed:] H. Schenker

September 20, 1910


[annotations in lower margin:] Author receives 10 pb 2 h/c free, as well as 1 h/c I & II/1 with calculation. [illeg. words] Schenker to Rudorff II/1 to Kornfeld I & II/1 h/c send with cards from author Schenker [illeg. word]

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019



Sehr geehrter Herr!

Darf ich Sie bitten, auf meine Rechnung ein Exemplar des Kontrapunktes, (sobald II1 erschienen ist) an H. Prof. Ernst Rudorff , Großlichterfelde E, Berlin, Wilhelmstrasse 26 1 u. weiters an Frau Jenny Kornfeld in Aussig a. E. (Böhmen), Dresdenerstr. 8 2 je ein Exemplar I u. II1 , also beide Stücke einsenden zu wollen?

Mit bestem Dank zeichne


Hochachtungsvoll ergeben
[signed:] H Schenker

20. 9. 10


[annotations in lower margin:] Verfasser erhält 10 Br. 2 gb. freien, sowie 1 gb I & II1 m. Berechnung. [illeg. words] Schenker an Rudorff II1 an Kornfeld I & II1 gb senden m. Karten vom Verfasser Schenker [illeg. word]

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2019



Dear Sir,

May I ask you kindly to send, on my account, one copy of Counterpoint (as soon as vol. II/1 has appeared) to Prof. Ernst Rudorff , Großlichterfelde-East, Berlin, Wilhelmstrasse 26, 1 and also to Mrs. Jenny Kornfeld in Aussig on the Elbe (Bohemia), Dresdenerstraße 8 2 one copy each of vol. I and vol. II/1, thus both items.

With best thanks, I remain


With kind regards, your devoted
[signed:] H. Schenker

September 20, 1910


[annotations in lower margin:] Author receives 10 pb 2 h/c free, as well as 1 h/c I & II/1 with calculation. [illeg. words] Schenker to Rudorff II/1 to Kornfeld I & II/1 h/c send with cards from author Schenker [illeg. word]

© Translation Ian Bent, 2019

Footnotes

1 Receipt of the volume is acknowledged by Rudorff in OJ 13/37, 13, November 16, 1910.

2 There is no reference to Jeanette Kornfeld in Schenker's diary throughout the summer of 1910 (it is perhaps significant that Schenker spent it for the first time in Karerpass, which was Jeanette's birthplace). We can only infer from the diary entry for the month of September ("Homeward journey to Vienna via Munich with J. K.") and the knowledge from later years of the diary that her arrival in Vienna took place on September 30, that she joined Schenker in Germany (Stuttgart? ‒ we don't know for sure that he went to Stuttgart to present the Handbibliothek in person, as he wanted) and then traveled to Vienna with him. We do know, though, from this letter that he initially asked that copies of his Harmonielehre and Kontrapunkt 1 be sent to Jeanette's Aussig address, and then (CA 129, October 3) countermanded that instruction and asked that they be sent with his own copies to his home address in Vienna.

Commentary

Format
1p letter, holograph salutation, message, valediction, and signature, with annotations in unknown hand in lower margin
Rights Holder
Heirs of Heinrich Schenker; deemed to be in the public domain
License
Deemed to be in the public domain. All reasonable steps have been taken to locate the heirs of Heinrich Schenker. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Correspondence Project, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence[at]mus[dot]cam[dot]ac[dot]uk
Provenance
J.G. Cotta’sche Nachfolger/Stuttgarter Zeitung (document date-c.1954); Cotta-Archiv (Stiftung der Stuttgarter Zeitung), Schiller-Nationalmuseum, Marbach am Neckar, Germany (c.1954-)

Digital version created: 2019-11-12
Last updated: 2012-11-02