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Mahler, Gustav
FINE AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM THE START OF SYMPHONY NO.5, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("V. SYMPH. GUSTAV MAHLER HAMBURG 11. MÄRZ 1905")
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
90
Mahler, Gustav
FINE AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM THE START OF SYMPHONY NO.5, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("V. SYMPH. GUSTAV MAHLER HAMBURG 11. MÄRZ 1905")
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 20,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Mahler, Gustav
FINE AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM THE START OF SYMPHONY NO.5, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("V. SYMPH. GUSTAV MAHLER HAMBURG 11. MÄRZ 1905")
comprising the first five bars of the trumpet call at the start of the first movement funeral march ["Trauermarsch"], in black ink, here notated at sounding pitch on C sharp, without dynamics

1 page, oblong 8vo (11.7 x 18.5cm), Hamburg, 11 March 1905


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Catalogue Note

RARE: we have no record of any other autograph quotation from the Fifth Symphony appearing at auction.  It is a famous and striking beginning to one of Mahler's most popular symphonies. This one was acquired at Sotheby's, 22 November 1989, lot 124.  The work was first performed at Cologne on 18 October 1904.

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