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Musical Manuscripts
22 May 2018 • London
Sale Total: 593,250 GBP    Sale Number: L18402
62 lots
  • Autograph manuscript of the song "Sur les bords écumants des fleuves qui roulent des flots", for voice and piano
    Estimate: 1,000 – 1,500 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • the corrected proof of the eight engraved choral parts for the "St Matthew Passion" BWV 244, [Berlin: Schlesinger, c.1831]
    Estimate: 10,000 – 15,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    12,500 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Twelve first and early editions of music for flute and chamber ensemble, Paris: L'Auteur, Boivin, 1724-1727
    Estimate: 2,000 – 3,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    2,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Unpublished autograph letter about "Schicksalslied" ["Song of Destiny"], signed ("J Brahms"), including two musical quotations from the work, [1871]
    Estimate: 4,000 – 6,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    8,125 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • 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 ")
    Estimate: 60,000 – 80,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Important collection of autograph and corrected working manuscripts of the opera "Die Loreley" op.16, in Bruch’s original four-act version of 1863
    Estimate: 30,000 – 40,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Fine and important letter to Count Fabrizio Laderchi about his first known work, written in an elegant contemporary scribal hand, 3 June 1679
    Estimate: 8,000 – 10,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Letter to the composer Giacomo Perti in Bologna, written in a contemporary secretarial hand, 21 October 1711
    Estimate: 2,000 – 3,000 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed (“Claude Debussy”), to the conductor and composer André Caplet, about Edgar Allan Poe and the unfinished opera "Le diable dans le beffroi"
    Estimate: 1,500 – 2,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    5,250 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed (“Donizetti”), to Agostino Perotti, maestro di cappella in Venice
    Estimate: 1,000 – 1,500 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    1,375 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph musical album-leaf, signed and inscribed to Peter Lichtenthal (“Donizetti a Lichtenthal”)
    Estimate: 1,200 – 1,500 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
  • Autograph letter signed (“D.”), about revisions to the finale of the opera "Caterina Cornaro", [9 March 1844]
    Estimate: 1,500 – 2,000 GBP
    Lot Sold:
    1,750 GBP
    BIDDING IS CLOSED
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