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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, 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, 30 April 1834
    Estimate: 10,000 – 12,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    11,250 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed ("Bellini"), to Alessandro Lanari, agreeing to compose an opera for Venice [Beatrice di Tenda], 28 April 1832
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed (“Bellini”), to the publisher Giovanni Ricordi, about a pirated score of Norma, 16 February 1833
    Estimate: 4,000 – 5,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed ("Hector Berlioz"), to Prince Gregory Volkonsky in St. Petersburg, ABOUT THE GRANDE MESSE DES MORTS, Op.5, 23 January 1839
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    4,750 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed ("H. Berlioz"), to the librettist Eugene Scribe ("Mon cher Collaborateur"), ABOUT THE UNFINISHED OPERA LA NONNE SANGLANTE, 23 June [1841]
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed ("H. Berlioz"), to the publisher Giovanni Ricordi, ABOUT THE "TREATISE ON ORCHESTRATION", 24 August 1842
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed ("H. Berlioz"), to Ferdinand Friedland, 16 January 1846
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    3,500 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed ("Georges Bizet"), to an unnamed friend, probably the artist Jules Didier [1868]
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    3,125 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Six autograph letters and notes signed "Arrigo Boito", about the Verdi centenary and Mefistofele, with a signed photograph, mostly Milan, c.1881-1913
    Estimate: 800 – 1,200 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    875 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • 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
    Lot Sold:
    224,750 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • 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:
    5,625 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
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