Lot 47
  • 47

Joachim, Joseph.

10,000 - 11,000 GBP
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  • Corrected manuscript of his "Hamlet" Overture, Op.4, signed twice ("Joseph Joachim")
  • paper and ink
a scribal manuscript with extensive autograph corrections, revisions, deletions and additions, pages 14, 15, and 28-34 written out wholly by Joachim and inserted in the score, some of these leaves loose, others affixed to the score, some pages with revised versions on stuck-down strips of music paper, autograph title-page ("Hamlet-Ouverture. Den Mitgliedern der Weimarschen Kapelle gewidmet von Joseph Joachim. Op.4"), 102 pages, folio (32 x 26.3cm), 16-stave papers, paper label to upper cover with autograph inscription ("Hamlet. Ouverture von Joseph Joachim"), original nineteenth-century turquoise boards, no place or date [1853], some leaves loose, covers worn

Catalogue Note

This is the most substantial music manuscript by Joachim to appear at auction for over 20 years. Deeply serious, like many of Joachim's compositions, it was written in 1853, the year the composer was introduced at Hanover by the violinist Reményi to the young Brahms.