[printed letterhead, placed sideways in left margin: ]

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

Hb
Wien, 29. Dezember 1930.

Herrn Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Wien, III,
Keilgasse 8.

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 1

Im Sinne unseres Vertrages vom 10. XII. 1925 2 haben wir Ihnen heute für die Beethoven Sonaten den Betrag von S 1.250.‒ durch die Postsparkasse angewiesen.

Wir benützen die Gelegenheit, um Ihnen, sehr geehrter Herr Professor, ein recht gutes Jahr 1931 zu wünschen.


Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung
[signed:] Universal-Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] Winter

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead, placed sideways in left margin: ]

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

Hb
Vienna, December 29, 1930

Prof. Heinrich Schenker,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8

Dear Professor, 1

In accordance with our contract of December 10, 1925, 2 we have today transferred to you the sum of 1,250.‒ shillings for the Beethoven Sonatas via the Postal Savings Bank.

We take the opportunity of sending you, very dear Professor, our very best wishes for 1931.


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

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead, placed sideways in left margin: ]

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

Hb
Wien, 29. Dezember 1930.

Herrn Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schenker,
Wien, III,
Keilgasse 8.

Sehr geehrter Herr Professor! 1

Im Sinne unseres Vertrages vom 10. XII. 1925 2 haben wir Ihnen heute für die Beethoven Sonaten den Betrag von S 1.250.‒ durch die Postsparkasse angewiesen.

Wir benützen die Gelegenheit, um Ihnen, sehr geehrter Herr Professor, ein recht gutes Jahr 1931 zu wünschen.


Mit vorzüglicher Hochachtung
[signed:] Universal-Edition Actiengesellschaft
[signed:] Winter

© Transcription Ian Bent, 2012

[printed letterhead, placed sideways in left margin: ]

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

Hb
Vienna, December 29, 1930

Prof. Heinrich Schenker,
Vienna III,
Keilgasse 8

Dear Professor, 1

In accordance with our contract of December 10, 1925, 2 we have today transferred to you the sum of 1,250.‒ shillings for the Beethoven Sonatas via the Postal Savings Bank.

We take the opportunity of sending you, very dear Professor, our very best wishes for 1931.


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

© Translation Ian Bent, 2012

Footnotes

1 Receipt of this letter is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 4/4, p. 3563, December 30, 1930: "Von der U.-E. 1250 S." ("From UE 1,250 shillings"). The transaction is recorded at OJ 4/4, p. 3564, December 31, 1930: "Durch die Postsparkasse das Geld von der U.-E." ("The money from UE via the Postal Savings Bank.").

2 The letter of agreement for the cessation of Der Tonwille, dated December 10, 1925, following the meeting on December 9, does not appear to survive. It provided for four annual installments of 1,250 shillings for Der Tonwille (which by 1930 had lapsed), plus ongoing annual installments of 1,250 shillings for the collected edition of the Beethoven sonatas. For a fuller account of the circumstances surrounding this negotiated settlement, see Ian Bent and William Drabkin, "General Preface," Der Tonwille: Pamphlets/Quarterly Publication ..., vol. II (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), pp. v‒xii.

Commentary

Provenance
Schenker, Heinrich (1930-1935)--Schenker, Jeanette (1935-1938)--Oster, Ernst (1938-1977)—New York Public Library (c.1977-)
Rights Holder
Universal Edition, A.G., Wien, published here by kind permission
Rights Holder
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
1p letter, half-sheet oblong format, printed letterhead, typed message, stamped and handwritten 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: 2012-12-04
Last updated: 2012-09-14