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Musical Manuscripts
28 November 2017 • London
Sale Total: 1,161,625 GBP    Sale Number: L17406
75 lots
  • Estimate: 8,000 – 10,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    15,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph manuscript of the song for voice and piano, "Sur les bords écumants des fleuves qui roulent des flots"
    Estimate: 1,500 – 2,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Grosse Passionsmusik nach dem Evangelium Matthaei....vollständiger Klavierauszug von Adolph Bernhard Marx, BWV 244, Berlin: Schlesinger, 1830
    Estimate: 4,000 – 6,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • The autograph working manuscript of the Second Rhapsody for violin and piano, BB 96, containing many revisions and two distinct endings, 1928-1929
    Estimate: 150,000 – 200,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    309,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Highly important series of forty-three letters, all but two autograph, with other items, to the violinist Zoltán Székely, signed ("Bartok", "Bartók Béla" and, from 1935, "Béla"), one to Paul Sacher, including two unpublished items, many unpublished passages, and some musical examples
    Estimate: 50,000 – 60,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    75,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Collection of first and early editions of the Piano Sonatas and Bagatelles, in four volumes, Vienna: Artaria & T. Haslinger, et al [c.1820-1840], including:
    Estimate: 4,000 – 6,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Fine autograph letter signed ("H. Berlioz"), to James Ferrière, about the "Grande Messe des Morts", 22 February 1845
    Estimate: 1,500 – 2,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    2,250 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph draft of a review of his own music from La Damnation de Faust, written for use by the critic Jules Janin, 21 April 1849
    Estimate: 2,000 – 2,500 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    5,625 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed ("H. Berlioz"), to M. Barriere, undated
    Estimate: 1,000 – 1,500 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    1,375 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph manuscript of part of Symphony no.2, signed and inscribed by the composer ("Discarded pages from 'The Age of Anxiety' Leonard Bernstein 1949")
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    6,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Fine autograph musical quotation from the celebrated 'Flower Song' from "Carmen", SIGNED, in the album of Mme Clémence Lhérie, wife of the first Don José, Paul Lhérie
    Estimate: 30,000 – 40,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter to an unnamed recipient, and a printed notice for Brahms's funeral
    Estimate: 1,500 – 2,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    2,750 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
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