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Berlioz, Hector
AUTOGRAPH ALBUM-LEAF COMPOSED FOR THE PIANIST AND COMPOSER ÉDOUARD SILAS [H.127], BOLDLY SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("H.BERLIOZ, LONDRES MARS 1852")
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
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Berlioz, Hector
AUTOGRAPH ALBUM-LEAF COMPOSED FOR THE PIANIST AND COMPOSER ÉDOUARD SILAS [H.127], BOLDLY SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("H.BERLIOZ, LONDRES MARS 1852")
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,500 GBP
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Berlioz, Hector
AUTOGRAPH ALBUM-LEAF COMPOSED FOR THE PIANIST AND COMPOSER ÉDOUARD SILAS [H.127], BOLDLY SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("H.BERLIOZ, LONDRES MARS 1852")
two bars notated in piano score, in dark brown ink, on two hand-drawn staves, marked "Vivace", with, on the verso, a quotation of an Allegro in C by the violinist Camillo Sivori, dated 5 June 1851, originally written for the album of the composer and pianist Édouard Silas

2 pages in all, oblong 4to (c.19.5 x 26cm), written on both sides of the album-leaf, 1851-1852, some light browning and staining


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Provenance

from the album of Édouard (Eli) Silas (1827-1909), sold at Sotheby's, 30 June 1964, lot 432A.  

Literature

D. K. Holoman, Catalogue of the Works of Hector Berlioz, New Berlioz Edition, volume 25 (1987), no.127 (page 323); David Cairns, Berlioz. Servitude and Greatness 1832-1869 (1999), pp.478-479; J. Barzun, Berlioz and the Romantic Century (1969), ii, 59n

Catalogue Note

This is a complete, if brief, "Vivace" by Berlioz, assigned work number 127 in the New Berlioz Edition.  This manuscript relates closely to six concerts that Berlioz conducted in London for the New Philharmonic Society, in which Silas and Sivori were important participants.  On 24 March 1852, Camillo Sivori (whose quotation appears on the verso) led the orchestra and Silas played the piano in a performance of Beethoven's Triple Concerto.  The concert at the Exeter Hall also included four movements from Berlioz's "Symphonie dramatique" Roméo et Juliette.  This manuscript is illustrated on page 13.

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