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Wagner, Richard
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM "DIE MEISTERSINGER", SIGNED ("RICHARDWAGNER"), 24 APRIL 1868
Estimate
6,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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Wagner, Richard
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM "DIE MEISTERSINGER", SIGNED ("RICHARDWAGNER"), 24 APRIL 1868
Estimate
6,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 8,750 GBP
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Wagner, Richard
AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM "DIE MEISTERSINGER", SIGNED ("RICHARDWAGNER"), 24 APRIL 1868
comprising an eight-bar quotation of the famous March of the Mastersingers [the bass line from the Overture], notated in dark brown ink on two staves, inscribed by the composer ("Meistersinger" and "Tribschen 24 Apr. 68")

1 page, on card, c.7.5 x 12.7cm, Triebschen, 24 April 1868


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Provenance

Sotheby's, 23 November 1977, lot 291A; by descent from the Berlin scholar and autograph collector Professor Eugen Wolbe (1873-1938).

Catalogue Note

RARE. We have traced no autograph musical quotation from Die Meistersinger at auction since this item was sold here in 1977.  Wagner evidently wrote this example a couple of months before the premiere at Munich on 21 June 1868. However, Wagner had already conducted the Overture in Leipzig on 1 November 1862.

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