Brahms, Johannes
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM THE VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY J. HAYDN (THE "ST. ANTHONY VARIATIONS"), THE TWO-PIANO VERSION, OP.56B, SIGNED ("JOHANNES BRAHMS")
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Brahms, Johannes
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM THE VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY J. HAYDN (THE "ST. ANTHONY VARIATIONS"), THE TWO-PIANO VERSION, OP.56B, SIGNED ("JOHANNES BRAHMS")
Estimate
8,00010,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 GBP (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)
JUMP TO LOT

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Brahms, Johannes
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM THE VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY J. HAYDN (THE "ST. ANTHONY VARIATIONS"), THE TWO-PIANO VERSION, OP.56B, SIGNED ("JOHANNES BRAHMS")
comprising two bars of the theme in the arrangement for two pianos, corresponding to the statement of the theme by pianoforte II, bb.19-20, notated in dark brown ink on two hand-drawn staves

1 page, c.17.6 x 10.7cm, laid down in an album presented to Toscanini by members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and signed by them on three leaves, the album inscribed on the first leaf "Maëstro Arturo Toscanini in Bewunderung und Dankbarkeit. Die Wiener Philharmoniker Wien, den 24. Oktober 1933" and containing some 110 signatures in all, including those of Arnold Rosé, Arthur Schurig, Willi Boskovsky and Fritz Sedlak, red morocco folder gilt, the autograph musical quotation dated by Brahms Vienna, October, [18]93; together with: a printed concert programme of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for a concert conducted by Toscanini on 24 October 1933, on a guard; and a typed letter, signed, to Toscanini by H. Pernter, dated Vienna, 30 November 1933
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An attractive autograph musical quotation from one of Brahms's best-loved works the so-called Haydn Variations, based on the St. Anthony chorale for wind instruments - a composition no longer attributed to Haydn. Brahms's virtually simultaneous two versions of the work, one for orchestra (Op.56a) and another for two pianos (Op.56b), both date to 1873.

Important Manuscripts, Letters and Memorabilia from the family of Arturo Toscanini

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