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Manuscripts From A Distinguished Private Collection Part 1, Music
26 October 2017 • London
Sale Total: 924,201 GBP    Sale Number: L17413
162 lots
  • Autograph manuscript of the Canon "Ewig dein" WoO 161<em>,</em> signed at the end ("...[Ewig] dein...Freund Ludwig van Beethowen")
    Estimate: 120,000 – 150,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • The hitherto-lost autograph manuscript of the song 'Odia la pastorella', written within a letter to Sophia, Duchessa di Cannizzaro, <em>30 April 1834</em>
    Estimate: 10,000 – 12,000 GBP
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  • Autograph letter signed ("Bellini"), to Alessandro Lanari, agreeing to compose an opera for Venice [<em>Beatrice di Tenda</em>], <em>28 April 1832</em>
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed (“Bellini”), to the publisher Giovanni Ricordi, about a pirated score of <em>Norma, 16 February 1833</em> 
    Estimate: 4,000 – 5,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed ("Hector Berlioz"), to Prince Gregory Volkonsky in St. Petersburg, ABOUT THE <em>GRANDE MESSE DES MORTS</em>, Op.5, <em>23 January 1839</em>
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
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  • Autograph letter signed ("H. Berlioz"), to the librettist Eugene Scribe ("Mon cher Collaborateur"), ABOUT THE UNFINISHED OPERA <em>LA NONNE SANGLANTE, 23 June [1841]</em>
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed ("H. Berlioz"), to the publisher Giovanni Ricordi, ABOUT THE "TREATISE ON ORCHESTRATION", <em>24 August 1842</em>
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed ("H. Berlioz"), to Ferdinand Friedland, <em>16 January 1846</em>
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
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  • Autograph letter signed ("Georges Bizet"), to an unnamed friend, probably the artist Jules Didier [<em>1868</em>]
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
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  • Six autograph letters and notes signed "Arrigo Boito", about the Verdi centenary and <em>Mefistofele</em>, with a signed photograph, <em>mostly Milan, c.1881-1913</em>
    Estimate: 800 – 1,200 GBP
    Lot Sold:
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  • Autograph manuscript of the "Geistliches Wiegenlied", op.91 no.2, for contralto, viola and piano, the original version of 1864, signed and inscribed at the end by the composer
    Estimate: 200,000 – 250,000 GBP
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  • Carte-de-visite photograph of the young composer, inscribed and signed on the reverse ("Hrn. Dr. Kraus In freundl. Erinnerung Joh Brahms.")
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
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