27 1
FRANKFURT A. M. 28. Okt. 1913.
KAISERSTRASSE 25

Hochwohlgeboren Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien.


Sehr geehrter Herr! 2

Ich gelangte in den Besitz Ihrer sehr geschätzten Zeilen vom 27. ds. 3 deren Inhalt mich sehr interessirte. Ich bin sehr gerne 4 bereit Ihrem Wunsche nachzukommen und werde 5 die in meinem Besitze befindlichen beiden Sätze des Op. 110 6 von einem mir 7 hier bekannten Photograph[illeg]en in der gewünschten Weise photographiren lassen. 8

Unter Rückgabe der mir eingesandten 2 Einlagen empfehle ich mich


mit vorzüglichster Hochachtung!
[signed:] L Koch

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2014


27 1
FRANKFURT AM MAIN October 28, 1913
KAISERSTRASSE 25

Dr. Heinrich Schenker, Esq.
Vienna


Dear Sir, 2

I have received your most esteemed lines of the 27th 3 which I found most interesting. I am very happy 4 to meet your wishes and will 5 arrange for the two movements of Op. 110 6 in my possession to be photographed in the requisite fashion 8 by a photographer I 7 know here.

In returning the two enclosures you sent I offer my compliments


with kindest regards!
[signed:] L. Koch

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2014


27 1
FRANKFURT A. M. 28. Okt. 1913.
KAISERSTRASSE 25

Hochwohlgeboren Herrn Dr. Heinrich Schenker
Wien.


Sehr geehrter Herr! 2

Ich gelangte in den Besitz Ihrer sehr geschätzten Zeilen vom 27. ds. 3 deren Inhalt mich sehr interessirte. Ich bin sehr gerne 4 bereit Ihrem Wunsche nachzukommen und werde 5 die in meinem Besitze befindlichen beiden Sätze des Op. 110 6 von einem mir 7 hier bekannten Photograph[illeg]en in der gewünschten Weise photographiren lassen. 8

Unter Rückgabe der mir eingesandten 2 Einlagen empfehle ich mich


mit vorzüglichster Hochachtung!
[signed:] L Koch

© Transcription Nicholas Marston, 2014


27 1
FRANKFURT AM MAIN October 28, 1913
KAISERSTRASSE 25

Dr. Heinrich Schenker, Esq.
Vienna


Dear Sir, 2

I have received your most esteemed lines of the 27th 3 which I found most interesting. I am very happy 4 to meet your wishes and will 5 arrange for the two movements of Op. 110 6 in my possession to be photographed in the requisite fashion 8 by a photographer I 7 know here.

In returning the two enclosures you sent I offer my compliments


with kindest regards!
[signed:] L. Koch

© Translation Nicholas Marston, 2014

Footnotes

1 "27" is written in pencil by Schenker directly above "FRANKFURT" in the printed address, and a pencilled descending diagonal line has been drawn left-to-right to "28" in the typwritten date.

2 Receipt of this letter appears to be recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 1/13, p. 462, November 4, 1913: "Ankündigung des 2. Autographs aus Frankfurt." ("Notification of the second autograph from Frankfurt.")

3 "27.ds." ("the 27th") underlined in pencil in Schenker's hand; a pencilled vertical arrow connects "27" to "28" in the typewritten date at the top of the letter. Writing of this letter, which is not known to survive, is recorded in Schenker's diary at OJ 1/13, p. 455, October 26, 1913: "Briefe an Vrieslander, Hertzka; an Juwelier Koch mit der Bitte um die Erlaubnis fotographischer Aufnahmen von op. 110." ("Letters to Vrieslander, Hertzka; to the jeweler Koch with a request for permission to have Op. 110 photographed.").

4 "sehr gerne ("very happy") underlined in pencil in Schenker's hand.

5 "und werde" ("and will") underlined in pencil in Schenker's hand.

6 The manuscript in question is now Bonn, Beethovenhaus, BMh 2/42.

7 "mir" ("I") underlined in pencil in Schenker's hand.

8 "gewünschten ... lassen" ("photographed ... fashion") underlined in pencil in Schenker's hand.

Commentary

Rights Holder
Heirs of Louis Koch; deemed to be in the public domain
License
Deemed to be in the public domain. Any claim to intellectual rights on this document should be addressed to the Schenker Documents Online, at schenkercorrespondence (at) mus (dot) cam (dot) uk
Format
1p letter, printed sender’s address, typed date, recipient’s address, salutations, and message, holograph signature; pencil annotations presumably by Heinrich Schenker
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: 2012-09-26