Lot 239
  • 239

J. BRAHMS. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE SONG "ES LIEBT SICH SO LIEBLICH IM LENZE!", OP.71 NO.1, HITHERTO LOST, 1877

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  • Johannes Brahms
  • Fine autograph manuscript of the song 'Es liebt sich so lieblich im Lenze!', op.71 no.1, for voice and piano, signed and inscribed ("Zum fröhlichen Ostermontag 1877. JBr ")
the hitherto lost manuscript of the complete song, here with the title "Wiegenlied für Klein u. Groß frei nach H[einrich] H[eine] u. Jul[ius] St[ockhausen]", and with some textual differences from the published scores notated in black ink on three three-stave systems per page, with a few divergences from the published text at the start of the second verse ("Das knospet u. quillt mit Duften der Lust", rather than "Das knospet und quillt und duftet und blüht"), and again at the start of the third verse ("Es reitet ein Reiter den Fluß", rather than "Ein Reiter reitet den Fluss"), the rhythms of the vocal line also slightly different and here marked "Animato", a few phrase markings lacking, 4 pages, small oblong 4to (c.16 x 23cm), 12-stave laid paper, watermarked ("...E Co."), untrimmed, "Easter Monday" [2 April] 1877, slight browning to edges, 2 light vertical folds 
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