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Handwritten letter from Schenker to Hertzka (UE), dated November 30, 1911

[UE stamp:] Erledigt

Sehr geehrter Herr Direktor !

Besten Dank für die Zusendung der 1sten Fahnen,1 die wirklich in den Monat November noch gefallen, u. Sie gestatten, daß ich auch Ihnen eine Freude mit dem letzten Passus, vielmehr Postscriptum des beiliegenden d’Albertschen Briefes mache.2

Bei Gelegenheit der Rücksendung des Briefes wollen Sie auch das Buch “Grove”, das ich Ihnen im Vorjahre zu Modellzwecken zukommen ließ, beilegen.

Mit ausgezeichneter Hochachtung
Ir ergb
[ sign’d: ] H Schenker

Grove ist bei den Korrekturen unentbehrlich.

30. 11. 1911

© In the public domain.
© Transcription Ian Bent 2006.

Handwritten letter from Schenker to Hertzka (UE), dated November 30, 1911

[UE stamp:] Dealt with

Dear Director,

Many thanks for delivery of the first galley-proofs,1 which really did occur in the month of November. Allow me to bring you a little cheer with the final passage, or rather the postcript, of the enclosed letter from d’Albert.2

When you return the letter, please also enclose the book Grove,3 which I sent you last year to serve as a model.

With kind regards,
Yours truly,
[ sign’d: ] H. Schenker

Grove is indispensable for correcting the proofs.

November 30, 1911

© Translation Ian Bent 2006.

Format: 1p letter, holograph message and signature
Sender address: --
Recipient address: --


1 No covering note or delivery slip from this package of proofs is known to have survived.

2 Presumably a 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.

3 S had previously referred to Sir George Grove’s Beethoven and His Nine Symphonies (London: Novello, 1896), of which he possessed a copy of the German translation by Max Hehmann (London 1906) (see Musik und Theater, enthaltend die Bibliothek des Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker, Wien (Vienna: Antiquariat Heinrich Hinterberger, n.d.), item 40), in WSLB 47, November 9, 1909, and WSLB 77, June 21, 1911. Since S was dismissive of the book, this reference, including the PS, may be ironic.

Acks first batch of proofs of Beethovens Neunte Sinfonie; encloses letter from d'Albert for encouragement; asks for Grove Beethoven und seine Neun Symphonien back.

© Commentary, Footnotes, Summary Ian Bent 2006.

Bent, Ian
Schenker, Heinrich
Cambridge University Faculty of Music-Ian Bent
Schenker, Heinrich; Hertzka, Emil; UE; Beethoven; Ninth Symphony; Beethovens Neunte Sinfonie; galley-proofs; Grove, George; d'Albert, Eugen
Handwritten letter from Schenker to Hertzka (UE), dated November 30, 1911
This document is deemed to be in the public domain as of January 1, 2006. Any claim to intellectual rights should be addressed to the Schenker Correspondence Project, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, at schenkercorrespondence@mus.cam.ac.uk.
Universal Edition Archive (1911-1976)—on permanent loan to the Stadt- und Landesbibliothek Wien (1976-)
IPR: In the public domain; Image: Universal Edition, A.G.; Transcription, Translation, Commentary, Footnotes, and Summary: Ian Bent.


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