General information
Type of the document Letter
Sender (corporation)Schott Music GmbH & Co.
Sender‘s location
Send date06.11.1958
RecipientMartinů, Bohuslav
Recipient (corporation)
Recipient‘s location
Language 2German
Acquiredcopy from NBM archive (folder Schott), 2011; copy of the carbon copy of the letter from Schott archive, 10/2017
Former owner
OwnerBohuslav Martinů Foundation, Prague
Owner‘s call number
Call number at IBMSM 1958-11-06
Content and physical description
ContentSchott is sorry for not being able to publish the PARABLES by the end of November. They regret the misunderstanding, yet they did not know that it is necessary to publish the parts by the time the work is scheduled to be performed in the USA [premiere: 13 March 1959]. Bohuslav Martinů wrote that, if need be, Charles Munch can conduct from a copy of the autograph and that he only needs the parts available for the summer season. What’s more, the production has been delayed owing to the necessity to resolve the issue of the title and the marking of the movements. They will send a more detailed explanation in the next letter. They are sending the score back to Paul Sacher’s address. They have made a copy of the score for possible production of the materials. If necessary, they can provide this copy to BM and PS. If the premiere in Boston is postponed, BM should inform them about it – they will produce the material within four weeks.
Total number of leaves1
Number of pages bearing text1
NoteB. Schott´s Söhne, Mainz letterhead; a sign T/P/te; IBM Library holds also carbon copy of the letter in German and English
Fixationtypescript, handwritten signature (illegible)

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Quality of digitisationNot professional black-and-white
Digitized atSchott
Date of digitisation2017
Note on digitisation
Location as subject
Boston, Massachusetts
Schönenberg - Pratteln
Person as subject
Composition as subject
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