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Stravinsky, Igor
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF AN EXCERPT FROM CAPRICCIO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED TWICE ("IGOR STRAVINSKY")
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Stravinsky, Igor
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF AN EXCERPT FROM CAPRICCIO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED TWICE ("IGOR STRAVINSKY")
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6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,875 GBP
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Stravinsky, Igor
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF AN EXCERPT FROM CAPRICCIO FOR PIANO AND ORCHESTRA, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED TWICE ("IGOR STRAVINSKY")
being six bars from the last movement, in the version for two pianos, the last three bars containing an additional treble part, notated in pencil on two systems, of eight and nine staves respectively, signed and inscribed at the head and the bottom of the manuscript ("Souvenir de son passage chez nous - à Elie Gagnebin Igor Stravinsky" and "Cette page de mon Capriccio, que je compose en ce moment-ci I Stravinsky...")

1 page, c.28.2 x 20.2cm, 20-stave paper, dated Echarvines-Talloires, 9 September 1929


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Literature

Eric Walter White, Stravinsky. The Composer and his Works (London and Boston, 1979), pp. 355-359

Catalogue Note

Stravinsky's Capriccio, one of the composer's most effective neo-classical works, was composed at Nice and Echarvines between December 1928 and September 1929, the orchestration being completed on 9 November 1929. This manuscript was presumably part of a pre-orchestration score, and shows the composer in the act of composing. The work was first performed by the composer in Paris on 6 December 1929.

The dedicatee was the geologist Elie Gagnebin (1891-1949), who had taken the part of the narrator in the first performance of L'Histoire du Soldat in 1918.

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