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Music, Continental And Russian Books And Manuscripts
20 May 2014 • London
Sale Total: 3,919,789 GBP    Sale Number: L14402
223 lots
  • Autograph draft letter signed ("G Verdi"), to Giulio Belinzaghi, the Mayor of Milan, about the Requiem Mass for Manzoni
    Estimate: 2,000 – 3,000 GBP
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  • Autograph draft of a letter, apparently to Clara Maffei, unsigned
    Estimate: 1,200 – 1,500 GBP
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  • Autograph manuscript of part of the libretto of <em>Otello, </em>a draft of the original words of the "Willow Song" in Act IV
    Estimate: 5,000 – 7,000 GBP
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  • Autograph working notes about <em>Falstaff</em>, addressed to the librettist of the opera, Arrigo Boito, unsigned
    Estimate: 5,000 – 7,000 GBP
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  • Claude Debussy's&nbsp;marked-up copy of Wagner's opera <em>Parsifal</em>,<em>&nbsp;</em>the first edition (1882), containing a translation into French of Acts 2 and 3, written by him into the score and including his musical alterations&nbsp;to the vocal lines to accommodate the French words, being:
    Estimate: 10,000 – 15,000 GBP
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  • Tristan und Isolde...vollst&auml;ndiger Klavierauszug von Hans von B&uuml;low. <em>Leipzig: Breitkopf & H&auml;rtel, [1860]</em>
    Estimate: 1,500 – 2,000 GBP
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  • Fine autograph letter signed ("William"), to Vladimir [Dukelsky], about the Ballets Russes
    Estimate: 800 – 1,200 GBP
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