[printed letterhead, placed sideways in left margin: ]

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

Dr.K./No.
Wien, am 24. Juli 1929

Herrn Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
GALTÜR
Tirol 1

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 2

In einem Schreiben von Professor Eduard [recte Edmund] Schmidt , Vorsitzender des Landesverbandes der Hansastädte, des Reichsverbandes deutscher Tonkünstler und Musiklehrer, das wir eben erhalten, sind einige Zeilen 3 über Ihre Beethoven-Ausgabe enthalten, die Sie vielleicht interessieren dürften und die wir deshalb beifügen.


In vorzüglicher Hochachtung
[signed:] Universal-Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] Kalmus

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead, placed sideways in left margin: ]

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

Dr.K./No.
Vienna, July 24, 1929

Prof. Heinrich Schenker,
GALTÜR ,
Tyrol 1

Dear Professor, 2

In a letter that we have just received from Professor Eduard [recte Edmund] Schmidt , President of the Regional Union of Hanseatic Cities [and] of the Imperial Union of German Musicians and Music Teachers, are included a few lines 3 about your Beethoven edition that should perhaps interest you and that we therefore enclose.


With kind regards,
[signed:] Universal Edition & Co.
[signed:] Kalmus

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead, placed sideways in left margin: ]

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

Dr.K./No.
Wien, am 24. Juli 1929

Herrn Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
GALTÜR
Tirol 1

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 2

In einem Schreiben von Professor Eduard [recte Edmund] Schmidt , Vorsitzender des Landesverbandes der Hansastädte, des Reichsverbandes deutscher Tonkünstler und Musiklehrer, das wir eben erhalten, sind einige Zeilen 3 über Ihre Beethoven-Ausgabe enthalten, die Sie vielleicht interessieren dürften und die wir deshalb beifügen.


In vorzüglicher Hochachtung
[signed:] Universal-Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] Kalmus

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead, placed sideways in left margin: ]

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

Dr.K./No.
Vienna, July 24, 1929

Prof. Heinrich Schenker,
GALTÜR ,
Tyrol 1

Dear Professor, 2

In a letter that we have just received from Professor Eduard [recte Edmund] Schmidt , President of the Regional Union of Hanseatic Cities [and] of the Imperial Union of German Musicians and Music Teachers, are included a few lines 3 about your Beethoven edition that should perhaps interest you and that we therefore enclose.


With kind regards,
[signed:] Universal Edition & Co.
[signed:] Kalmus

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

Footnotes

1 The address was intially typed as "Wien III., / Keilgasse 8"; this was whited out and overtyped on the top copy, but was separately deleted and the new address inserted on the carbon copy. This letter exists in two sources: OC 52/851, the dispatched letter with printed letterhead and signatures, and WSLB 413, the carbon copy lacking letterhead and signatures but initialed.

2 Receipt of this letter is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/2, p. 3356, July 26, 1929: "Von der U.-E. (Br.): Beilage von Edmund Schmidt über meine Beethoven-Ausgabe." ("From UE (letter): inclosure by Edmund Schmidt regarding my Beethoven edition.").

3 Not preserved adjacent to this letter; but two extracts from a subsequent letter by Schmid, typed out by UE staff on to a separate sheet, are enclosed with OC 52/853 (August 5, 1929) as document OC 52/854-855, which were an "amplification" of his earlier remarks.

Commentary

Provenance
OC 52/851: Schenker, Heinrich (1929-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-1977)—New York Public Library (c.1977-) WSLB 413: Universal Edition Archive (1929-1976)—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 52/851: 1p letter, half-sheet, printed letterhead, typed message, stamped and handwritten signatures WSLB 413: 1p letter, half-sheet, 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-)

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Last updated: 2012-09-14