[printed letterhead, placed sideways in left margin: ]

UNIVERSAL-EDITION, A.-G.
WIEN
I. Karlsplatz 6
Musikvereinsgebäude

Wien, 26. April 1927.
D/R/M.
Herrn Professor Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
WIEN, III.,
Keilgasse 8/12.

Hochgeehrter Herr Professor! 1

Wir bestätigen mit Dank die auf Grund der Handschrift revidierte Ausgabe der „ Appassionata 2 und veranlassen, dass die Korrektur ehestens auf die Platten übertragen wird und Ihnen dann ein Korrekturexemplar zugeht.

Wir freuen uns, dass auch diese wichtige Sonate 3 nach dem Original auf Ihre Kosten 4 revidiert werden konnte und zeichnen


in vorzüglicher Hochachtung ergebenst
[signed:] Universal-Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] pp. Rothe

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead, placed sideways in left margin: ]

UNIVERSAL EDITION & CO.,
VIENNA I,
Karlsplatz 6,
Musikverein Building

Vienna, April 26, 1927.
D/R/M.
Professor Heinrich Schenker,
VIENNA III,
Keilgasse 8/12

Highly revered Professor! 1

With thanks, we confirm receipt of the revised edition of the " Appassionata " on the basis of the autograph manuscript, 2 and will see to it that the corrections are transferred to the [engraved] plates as soon as possible and a copy of the proof then reaches you.

We are delighted that this important sonata 3 could be revised at your expense 4 according to the original, and remain


with kind regards, yours truly,
[signed:] "Universal Edition & Co."
[signed:] pp. Rothe

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead, placed sideways in left margin: ]

UNIVERSAL-EDITION, A.-G.
WIEN
I. Karlsplatz 6
Musikvereinsgebäude

Wien, 26. April 1927.
D/R/M.
Herrn Professor Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
WIEN, III.,
Keilgasse 8/12.

Hochgeehrter Herr Professor! 1

Wir bestätigen mit Dank die auf Grund der Handschrift revidierte Ausgabe der „ Appassionata 2 und veranlassen, dass die Korrektur ehestens auf die Platten übertragen wird und Ihnen dann ein Korrekturexemplar zugeht.

Wir freuen uns, dass auch diese wichtige Sonate 3 nach dem Original auf Ihre Kosten 4 revidiert werden konnte und zeichnen


in vorzüglicher Hochachtung ergebenst
[signed:] Universal-Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] pp. Rothe

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead, placed sideways in left margin: ]

UNIVERSAL EDITION & CO.,
VIENNA I,
Karlsplatz 6,
Musikverein Building

Vienna, April 26, 1927.
D/R/M.
Professor Heinrich Schenker,
VIENNA III,
Keilgasse 8/12

Highly revered Professor! 1

With thanks, we confirm receipt of the revised edition of the " Appassionata " on the basis of the autograph manuscript, 2 and will see to it that the corrections are transferred to the [engraved] plates as soon as possible and a copy of the proof then reaches you.

We are delighted that this important sonata 3 could be revised at your expense 4 according to the original, and remain


with kind regards, yours truly,
[signed:] "Universal Edition & Co."
[signed:] pp. Rothe

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this letter is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 3/9, p. 3060, April 28, 1927: "Von der U.-E. (Br.): dankt für die Mitteilung, wird die Korrekturen dieser „wichtigen Sonate“ raschestens besorgen; da H. nichts zu zahlen hat, begreift er die Wichtigkeit des opus 57!" ("From UE (letter): thanks me for the communication, will take care of the corrections to this 'important sonata' as quickly as possible; since Hertzka does not have to pay anything, he understands the importance of Opus 57!"). This letter exists in two sources: OC 52/834, the dispatched letter with printed letterhead and signatures, and WSLB 376, the carbon copy lacking letterhead and both signatures but initialed.

2 Cf. WSLB 375, April 25, 1927.

3 "freuen" (are delighted) and "diese wichtige Sonate" (this important sonata) underlined in crayon, and quotation-marks written around "wichtige," all probably by Schenker.

4 This crucial addition, probably in the same hand as the signature therefore by Rothe's secretary or Rothe herself, agrees with Schenker's sarcastic diary record.

Commentary

Provenance
OC 52/834: Schenker, Heinrich (1927-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-1977)—New York Public Library (c.1977-) WSLB 376: Universal Edition Archive (1927-1976)—on permanent loan to the Wienbibliothek im Rathhaus (1976-)
Rights Holder
Universal Edition, A.G., Wien, published here by kind permission
License
email from Aygün Lausch (Universal Edition) to Ian Bent, 2004-09-09, confirming UE’s ownership of IPR and granting permission to publish. Any claim to intellectual rights should be addressed to the Schenker Correspondence Project, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence [at] mus (dot) cam (dot) ac (dot) uk.
Format
OC 52/834: 1p letter oblong format, printed letterhead in left margin sideways, typed message with handwritten corrections, stamped and handwritten signatures; underlining by Schenker WSLB 376: 1p letter, oblong format, carbon copy, typed message, initialled, no letterhead, no signatures
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-c.1939)—New York Public Library (c.1939-)

Digital version created: 2012-07-17
Last updated: 2012-07-17