{recto}
[all in decorative rule-frame:]

Correspondenz-Karte.
[written large in crayon:] [?eS]

An Hochwohlgeboren Herrn Professor Dr. Heinr. Schenker
in Wien.
III. Reisnerstraße 38

[postmark:] || WIEN 1/1 | [illeg]XII.08 | [illeg] r ||

[postmark:] || WIEN [illeg] | 16.XII.08 2 | * [illeg] * ||

{verso}
[left-hand side of verso: printed advertisement for "Gesammt-Ausgabe der Klassiker"]

[right-hand side of verso: message:]
Wien, 16. XII. 08
Wohlgeboren Herrn Dr. H. Schenker,
Wien.

Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Falls wir bis Freitag nicht im Besitze der Nachtragsbemerkungen 2 für die Jnstrumentations-tabelle wären, so könnten dieselben für die schon sehr dringende 3 Neuauflage nicht mehr berücksichtigt werden.


Hochachtungsvoll [illeg. word]
[signed:] „Universal-Edition“ Aktiengesellschaft
I. MaximilianstrasseWipplingerstrasse 32
[signed:] [?Hertzka]

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2016

{recto}
[all in decorative rule-frame:]

Postcard
[written large in crayon:] [?eS]

To: Professor Heinr. Schenker, Esq.
in: Vienna III
Reisnerstraße 38

[postmark:] || VIENNA 1/1 | [illeg]XII.08 | [illeg] r ||

[postmark:] || VIENNA [illeg] | 16.XII.08 2 | * [illeg] * ||

{verso}
[left-hand side of verso: printed advertisement for "Collected Edition of the Classics"]

[right-hand side of verso: message:]
Vienna, December 16, 1908
Dr. H. Schenker, Esq.
Vienna

Dear Sir! 1

If the Supplementary Remarks 2 for the Instrumentation Table are not in our hands by Friday, they will no longer be able to be taken into account for the new edition of this work, which is already very urgent. 3


With kind regards [illeg. word]
[signed:] Universal Edition & Co.
[Vienna] I, MaximilianstrasseWipplingerstrasse 32
[signed:] [?Hertzka]

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2016

{recto}
[all in decorative rule-frame:]

Correspondenz-Karte.
[written large in crayon:] [?eS]

An Hochwohlgeboren Herrn Professor Dr. Heinr. Schenker
in Wien.
III. Reisnerstraße 38

[postmark:] || WIEN 1/1 | [illeg]XII.08 | [illeg] r ||

[postmark:] || WIEN [illeg] | 16.XII.08 2 | * [illeg] * ||

{verso}
[left-hand side of verso: printed advertisement for "Gesammt-Ausgabe der Klassiker"]

[right-hand side of verso: message:]
Wien, 16. XII. 08
Wohlgeboren Herrn Dr. H. Schenker,
Wien.

Sehr geehrter Herr! 1

Falls wir bis Freitag nicht im Besitze der Nachtragsbemerkungen 2 für die Jnstrumentations-tabelle wären, so könnten dieselben für die schon sehr dringende 3 Neuauflage nicht mehr berücksichtigt werden.


Hochachtungsvoll [illeg. word]
[signed:] „Universal-Edition“ Aktiengesellschaft
I. MaximilianstrasseWipplingerstrasse 32
[signed:] [?Hertzka]

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2005, 2016

{recto}
[all in decorative rule-frame:]

Postcard
[written large in crayon:] [?eS]

To: Professor Heinr. Schenker, Esq.
in: Vienna III
Reisnerstraße 38

[postmark:] || VIENNA 1/1 | [illeg]XII.08 | [illeg] r ||

[postmark:] || VIENNA [illeg] | 16.XII.08 2 | * [illeg] * ||

{verso}
[left-hand side of verso: printed advertisement for "Collected Edition of the Classics"]

[right-hand side of verso: message:]
Vienna, December 16, 1908
Dr. H. Schenker, Esq.
Vienna

Dear Sir! 1

If the Supplementary Remarks 2 for the Instrumentation Table are not in our hands by Friday, they will no longer be able to be taken into account for the new edition of this work, which is already very urgent. 3


With kind regards [illeg. word]
[signed:] Universal Edition & Co.
[Vienna] I, MaximilianstrasseWipplingerstrasse 32
[signed:] [?Hertzka]

© Translation Ian Bent, 2005, 2016

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this letter is not recorded in Schenker's diary. The day of writing was a Wednesday, so the ultimatum gave Schenker only two days to produce his material.

2 i.e. the additional material requested by Hertzka at his presumed meeting with Schenker on the morning on November 27 (OC 52/29 and WSLB 26, November 23 and 24). These materials were to prove excessive and to cause difficulties.

3 The urgency relates to the imminent re-establishment of the Vienna Conservatory as a state institution, the Academy for Music and Performing Art, which was due to occur on January 1, 1909, and for the new curriculum of which Universal Edition wished the Academy to adopt the Instrumentation-Table.

Commentary

Rights Holder
Universal Edition, published here by kind permission
License
Published by kind permission of Universal Edition granted on December 6, 2010
Format
Printed postcard, handwritten recipient address recto; printed advertisement, typewritten salutation and message, printed and holograph signatures verso
Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (document date-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-c.1939)—New York Public Library (c.1939-)

Digital version created: 2016-07-07
Last updated: 2010-02-07