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Musical Manuscripts
23 May 2017 • London
Sale Total: 2,850,438 GBP    Sale Number: L17402
53 lots
  • Fine autograph manuscript of the revised first violin part for Cantata no.130, <em>Herr Gott Dich loben alle wir</em>, inscribed by Bach "Aria. Sub Signo...Violino 1"
    Estimate: 300,000 – 400,000 GBP
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  • Important contemporary manuscript of the early Organ Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 531, in the hand of Johannes Ringk
    Estimate: 50,000 – 70,000 GBP
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  • Autograph musical quotation of the opening eight bars of the "oriental fantasy" for piano <em>Islamey,</em> signed and inscribed in Russian ("Islamey...M. Balakirev, Gatchina, 15 July 1895”)
    Estimate: 3,000 – 4,000 GBP
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  • Autograph musical quotation of <em>Allegro Barbaro</em>, signed and inscribed "Budapest, 1925. III. 24.  BartókBéla" 
    Estimate: 2,000 – 3,000 GBP
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  • Odi l’aura, Duet for Soprano & Tenore, with an Accompaniment for the Piano Forte, op.82, no.5, <em>London: Clementi, Bangor, Collard, Davis, & Collard, [1811]</em>
    Estimate: 2,000 – 3,000 GBP
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  • Autograph sketchleaf for the Piano Concerto No. 5, in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op.73, CONTAINING EARLY IDEAS FOR ALL THREE MOVEMENTS
    Estimate: 150,000 – 200,000 GBP
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  • Autograph working musical draft for the concert arrangement of the 'Marche troyenne' from the opera <em>Les Troyens,</em> [H.133B], signed and inscribed:  
    Estimate: 30,000 – 40,000 GBP
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  • Autograph album-leaf composed for the pianist and composer Édouard Silas [H.127], boldly signed and inscribed ("H.Berlioz, Londres Mars 1852")
    Estimate: 1,500 – 2,000 GBP
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  • Autograph manuscript of "Doubles" for large orchestra, signed with initials and inscribed by the composer to the conductor Igor Markevitch, who commissioned the work
    Estimate: 30,000 – 40,000 GBP
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  • Autograph manuscript of the Organ Fugue in A-flat minor [WoO 8], signed, dedicated and inscribed by Brahms to Clara Schumann ("Ganz eigentlich für meine Clara")
    Estimate: 50,000 – 70,000 GBP
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  • Printed visiting card, with an autograph inscription to Erich Fels, the poet of "Das deutsche Lied", signed "D<sup>r</sup> ABruckner"
    Estimate: 4,000 – 6,000 GBP
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  • Fine large autograph album-leaf of the opening of the Étude in A-flat major op.25 no.1, signed and dated ("Fr. Chopin. Paris, 10 Mai 1844")
    Estimate: 50,000 – 60,000 GBP
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