S. Lyapunov, Autograph manuscript of the Violin Concerto in D minor op. 61, arranged for piano and violin, c.1915
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP
Autograph manuscript of the Violin Concerto in D minor op. 61, arranged for piano and violin, signed ("S. Liapounow")
the complete score, notated in brown ink on up to three four-stave systems per page, with autograph title-page ("Concerto pour Violon avec un accompagnement d'orchestre...La partie du Violon revue et doigtée par Joseph Achron"), some additional violin fingering, and some other entries, in pencil in another hand (possibly that of Joseph Achron?), marked up by and for the printer in pencil
26 pages, plus blanks, oblong 4to (c.28.7 x 38cm), apparently cut down from a larger leaf, with two loose non-autograph leaves, giving details of the title-page, the other a carbon copy giving instructions to the printer concerning aspects of the score, pink stitching, stamp of the publisher Julius Heinrich Zimmermann to title, small tears to lower margin of last three leaves with some slight loss of text, browning, dust-staining to upper and lower margins of title
Autograph manuscripts by the Russian composer Sergey Lyapunov (1859-1924) are rare at auction. The Violin Concerto Op. 61 dates from 1915, with a revision from 1921. The arrangement for violin and piano, the violin part of which was reviewed by the Russian violinist and composer Joseph Achron (1886-1943), was published by Zimmermann, with whom Lyapunov established a successful publishing arrangement in 1899.
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