Lot 202
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Strauss, Richard

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  • Strauss, Richard
  • Autograph musical quotation from Der Rosenkavalier signed ("DRichard Strauss, 20.10.47")
  • music
comprising the famous opening theme of the opera, written in pencil on a hand-drawn stave,

1 page, oblong 8vo (overall size: c.15 x 22cm), framed and glazed with a typed note of provenance and presentation on the verso, explaining that "Richard Strauss wrote this down for Paul Hirsch", London, 20 October 1947

Catalogue Note

Paul Hirsch (1881-1951), whose great collection of music is now mostly in the British Library, was an old friend of Richard Strauss.   In October 1947, he travelled down from Cambridge to meet the composer on his final visit to England, and they played Skat together.   This manuscript remained within the Hirsch family until presented to the mother of the current owner.