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Typed letter from Hertzka (UE) to Schenker, dated December 1, 1911

[UE letterhead]
Wien, 1. Dez. 1911

Wohlgeboren [/] Herrn Prof. Dr. Heinrich S c h e n k e r
W i e n

Sehr geehrter Herr Doktor !

Besten Dank für die Beilage des Schreibens von d’Albert,1 das ich inliegend retourniere. Ich lasse gleichzeitig das Buch Grove, Beethoven2 an Sie zurückgelangen und verbleibe mit verbindlichen Grüssen

Ihr in Hochschätzung
[ sign’d: ] Hertzka

N. S.
Von d’Alberts Bemerkung, dass er von Ihrer Ausgabe der “Chromatischen Fantasie” entzückt sei, darf ich wohl für meine Propaganda Gebrauch machen ?

© Universal Edition A.G., Wien, published here with kind permission, 2004.
© Transcription Ian Bent 2006.

Typed letter from Hertzka (UE) to Schenker, dated December 1, 1911

[UE letterhead]
Vienna, December 1, 1911

Prof. Heinrich S c h e n k e r, Esq.
V i e n n a

Dear Doctor,

Many thanks for enclosing the letter from d’Albert, which I return herewith.1 I am arranging at the same time to have the book Grove, Beethoven returned to you2 and remain with sincere good wishes,

Kind regards,
Yours truly,
[ sign’d: ] Hertzka

P. S.
Might I make use of d’Albert’s remark that he is over the moon about your edition of the Chromatic Fantasy [and Fugue] for purposes of my publicity?

© Translation Ian Bent 2006.

Format: 1p letter, typed message, holograph signature
Sender address: Vienna
Recipient address:


1 Letter in OJ 9/6 dated November 27, 1911, of which the PS reads: “Von Ihrer Ausgabe der chromatischen Fantasie bin ich entzückt!“ (I am over the moon about your edition of the Chromatic Fantasy). Click on Eugen d’Albert. S had enclosed it with WSLB 86, November 30, 1911, and asked for its return.

2 In WSLB 86, November 30, 1911, S states that he had lent it to H as a “model” the previous year, and now requests its return in time for correction of proofs.

H returns letter by d'Albert, and Grove Beethoven und seine Neun Symphonien.

© Commentary, Footnotes, Summary Ian Bent 2006

Bent, Ian
Hertzka, Emil
Cambridge University Faculty of Music-Ian Bent
Hertzka, Emil; UE; Schenker, Heinrich; d'Albert, Eugen; letter; Grove, Charles; Beethoven and his Nine Symphonies; Beethoven und seine Neun Symphonien; Bach, J. S.; Chromatische Phantasie & Fuge; Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue
Typed letter from Hertzka (UE) to Schenker, dated December 1, 1911
OC 52/69
email from Aygün Lausch (Universal Edition) to Ian Bent, 2004-09-09, confirming UE’s ownership of IPR and granting permission to post to pilot website.
Schenker, Heinrich (1911-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-c.1939)—New York Public Library (c.1939-)
IPR: Universal Edition, A.G.; Image: New York Public Library, New York; Transcription, Translation, Commentary, Footnotes, and Summary: Ian Bent.


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