Auction 24.06.1992

Christie's
London, King Street

Date of the auction: 24.06.1992

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HAYDN, Joseph (1732-1809). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of SKETCHES FOR THE ANDANTE...

HAYDN, Joseph (1732-1809). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of SKETCHES FOR THE ANDANTE OF THE UNFINISHED STRING QUARTET, opus 103, two pages, black ink, bearing the inscription of ALOYS FUCHS in red ink, with seal, oblong octavo, 220 x 287mm., (some staining and foxing) Haydn's compositional sketches for his

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £20,000 - £25,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO HIS WIFE...

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED TO HIS WIFE CONSTANZE, Prague, Good Friday 10 April 1789, brown ink, relating to his activities in Prague, his arrival and the people he has met, the commission for a new opera (which was never carried out), the eagerness with which King

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £45,000 - £55,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770-1827). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF SKETCHES FOR DIE...

BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770-1827). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF SKETCHES FOR DIE WEIHE DES HAUSES , opus 124, four pages, 32 bars, two systems of eight staves per page, black ink and pencil, later yellow morocco with the title stamped in gilt on black with black and gilt decorated border, with autograph

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £35,000 - £45,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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WEBER, Carl Maria von (1786-1826). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of part of the...

WEBER, Carl Maria von (1786-1826). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of part of the libretto of Euryanthe , 17 lines, black ink, 120 x 168mm., and an AUTOGRAPH ADDRESS LEAF inscribed to Caroline von Weber, black ink, 145 x 210mm., both mounted on a sheet of printed staves with elaborate borders, the verso of the

Lot #: 5 A

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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CHOPIN, Fryderyk (1810-1849). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED of Valse opus 70...

CHOPIN, Fryderyk (1810-1849). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED of Valse opus 70 no. 1 in G flat major, inscribed and dated Valse par F. Chopin Paris 32 , black ink, 1 page, 42 bars, oblong octavo, 230 x 293mm., (slight fraying and discolouration at edges, rubbing, one bar offset from another sheet

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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CHOPIN, Fryderyk (1810-1849). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED AND DEDICATED OF...

CHOPIN, Fryderyk (1810-1849). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SIGNED AND DEDICATED OF THE GRANDE VALSE BRILLANTE , opus 18 in E flat major, inscribed Valse dediée à M me Laura Horsford par Fréderic Chopin - Paris, le 10 Juillet 1833 , black ink, 3½ pages, 107 bars, oblong octavo, 157 x 232mm., (some soiling

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £50,000 - £60,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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ROSSINI, Gioacchino (1792-1868). Autograph letter signed to Victor Massé...

ROSSINI, Gioacchino (1792-1868). Autograph letter signed to Victor Massé, Paris, 1 September 1863, addressing Massé as Cher Confrere et Collegue , this is a letter of recommendation for a young Portuguese tenor M. Sauza who has been in turn recommended to Rossini by un ami qui j'aime tendrement

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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WEELKES, Thomas (d.1623). Contemporary manuscript copy of the Quintus part...

WEELKES, Thomas (d.1623). Contemporary manuscript copy of the Quintus part from the twenty-four Balletts and Madrigals for five voices of 1598, entitled Weelks his ffa la's , black ink, 24 pages, up to 10 ruled staves per page, later boards, 200 x 150mm. This contemporary copy is taken from the

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £400 - £600

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SKETCH OF THE...

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT SKETCH OF THE BEGINNING OF AN EARLY INCOMPLETE UNPUBLISHED FUGUE AND TRIO, black ink, 2 pages, the Trio comprising 12 bars and crossed through diagonally, the Fugue 31 bars on four systems of two staves bearing an autograph inscription by

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). Così Fan Tutte, o sia la scuola degli...

MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791). Così Fan Tutte, o sia la scuola degli amanti. Weibertreue, oder die Mädchen sind von Flandern. Eine komische Oper in 2 Ackten...im Klavierauszuge von C. G. Neefe , Bonn; N. Simrock, N o .91., [1799]. Oblong folio (225 x 310mm.). Engraved throughout. 208 pages

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £800 - £1,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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SCHUBERT, Franz (1797-1828). WORKING MANUSCRIPT SIGNED AND DATED OF THE...

SCHUBERT, Franz (1797-1828). WORKING MANUSCRIPT SIGNED AND DATED OF THE QUARTET IN B FLAT MAJOR (no. 8), Deutsch no.112, opus 168, black ink with numerous corrections and erasures, collation: 1 1 2 2 6 , 36 pages, four systems on sixteen staves per page, paginated 1-36, oblong quarto, 235 x 320mm

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £250,000 - £300,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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SCHUMANN, Robert (1810-1856). FIRST EDITION of KINDERSCENEN , opus 15...

SCHUMANN, Robert (1810-1856). FIRST EDITION of KINDERSCENEN , opus 15, bearing an AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION to Franz Liszt, dated Vienna, 18 May, 8 leaves, and with AUTOGRAPH TEMPI MARKINGS in three of the numbers and two autograph corrections, separately paginated in red ink pp.325-344, plate no.6016

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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BRAHMS, Johannes (1833-1897). Copyist's manuscript of Two Rhapsodies , opus...

BRAHMS, Johannes (1833-1897). Copyist's manuscript of Two Rhapsodies , opus 79, with AUTOGRAPH CORRECTIONS AND ADDITIONS in approximately fifty places and with an AUTOGRAPH DEDICATION to Elisabeth von Herzogenberg, in black ink, the corrections in pencil, the engraver's marks in blue crayon, 13

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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DVORÁK, Antonín (1841-1904). Autograph card signed to E.M. Engelmann...

DVORÁK, Antonín (1841-1904). Autograph card signed to E.M. Engelmann, [Prague, 10 October 1887], asking for a book by Herr Spitzer [?] to be sent to him and stating that if he likes it he will be able to reply very quickly, Coorespondenz Karte , 83 x 140mm., with autograph address and manuscript

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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GRIEG, Edvard (1843-1907). Autograph letter signed to Arnold Rosé, Bergen...

GRIEG, Edvard (1843-1907). Autograph letter signed to Arnold Rosé, Bergen, 19 June 1896, regretting that Mr Gutmann has made it plain that Grieg's appearance with the Rosé Quartet would be harmful to Gutmann and so Grieg must decline the proposal, 2 pages, octavo - RICHTER, Hans (1843-1916

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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ELGAR, Sir Edward (1857-19340. Autograph letter signed to Sir Adrian Boult...

ELGAR, Sir Edward (1857-19340. Autograph letter signed to Sir Adrian Boult, Marl Bank, Worcester, 16 January 1933, an easy and friendly letter concerning my dear old friend Mackenzie's Violin Concerto which Boult is considering you will know if the work will bear revival, I hope it may do so. As I

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £500 - £700

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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PUCCINI, Giacomo (1858-1924). Portrait photograph signed and inscribed al...

PUCCINI, Giacomo (1858-1924). Portrait photograph signed and inscribed al carissimo amico Bruno Cittadini [....] Giacomo Puccini, B[uenos] Ayres, 18.7.[1]1905 , showing the composer full-face, three quarter length, inscribed in black ink across the upper half, 180 x 95mm., black and white, by Adolfo

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £300 - £500

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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CARUSO, Enrico (1873-1921). Portrait photograph signed and inscribed Enrico...

CARUSO, Enrico (1873-1921). Portrait photograph signed and inscribed Enrico Caruso a Bruno Cittadini, [Buenos] Ayres 1901 , showing the singer full-face, head and shoulders, signed in black ink on the lower border of the mount, 140 x 95mm., black and white, by Sciutto, Genoa (traces of paste on

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £500 - £800

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Four autograph letters signed to Giuseppina...

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Four autograph letters signed to Giuseppina Appiani, Venice, 28 February 1844 and 25 January 1846, Rome, 3 October 1844 and Bologna, 21 March 1847, referring to rehearsals in Venice for his new opera Ernani , the delay in the first performance of Attila , the departure

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £3,500 - £5,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed to Francesco Lucca...

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed to Francesco Lucca, Venice, 20 March 1845, 1 page, octavo, with integral address panel on the verso , (very minor foxing) The letter refers to an album of Verdi's songs, Sei Romanze , which Lucca published sometime in 1845. The composer writes Mi

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Printed document signed, concerning the...

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Printed document signed, concerning the British rights to Alzira , and assigning them to Beale and Chappell for five shillings, with sixteen manuscript quotations from the opera, [Milan], 14 August 1845, 3 pages, large octavo (290 x 210mm.) As the contract states Alzira

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed to Francesco Guidi...

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed to Francesco Guidi, Milan, 1 August 1846, regretting that he cannot make use of Guidi's talents which he esteems and mentioning that he will be doing an opera in Florence, 1 page, octavo, with integral address leaf, (minor foxing) Verdi writes on

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed to Giovanni Ricordi...

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed to Giovanni Ricordi, Paris, 25 March 1848, a remarkable letter written in haste and agitation referring to financial transactions but primarily to news, or the lack of it, about the Cinque Giornate in Milan, Sento grande notizie de Milano ma nulla

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £1,000 - £2,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed to Eroteide Soldati...

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed to Eroteide Soldati, Busseto, 21 May 1848, a warm letter expressing sorrow that Signora Soldati has been ill but pleasure that she is now recovered and wishing that he will be able to see her, 1 page, octavo, integral address leaf, (tipped onto

Lot #: 31

Estimate: £600 - £800

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Two autograph letters signed to Ferdinand...

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Two autograph letters signed to Ferdinand Gravrand and [Léon] Escudier, Paris, 10 November 1848, 3 pages in all, the former with integral address leaf, octavo. These important letters indicate that Verdi composed ballet music, now lost, for the first performance of

Lot #: 32

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph manuscript of a draft for a contract...

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph manuscript of a draft for a contract with the Paris Opera, undated [ circa 1848], stating the terms on which he wished to be employed, 1 page, quarto (310 x 210mm.) (some staining and fraying to the edges) It is uncertain to what opera this draft contract

Lot #: 33

Estimate: £2,000 - £4,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed to Marie Escudier...

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed to Marie Escudier, Busseto, 21 May 1852, in which Verdi writes that productions at the Paris Opera, though put on with great expense, will never better or equal those at the Théâtre Italien because the company of singers is not as good, and he

Lot #: 34

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed to Erminia Frezzolini...

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Autograph letter signed to Erminia Frezzolini, concerning a new project for which Verdi demands absolute secrecy, a quick answer and what her fees would be, summarised by Verdi himself I. Il più profondo segreto! II. La massima sollecitudine nella risposta! III. La

Lot #: 35

Estimate: £700 - £900

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). A collection of thirteen related letters...

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). A collection of thirteen related letters comprising: nine autograph letters signed to Enrico Tamberlik, Turin, Busseto, St Petersburg, and Berlin, 5 March 1861-13 December 1862, one autograph letter signed to Achille Tamberlik, with a copy predominantly in the hand of

Lot #: 36

Estimate: £12,000 - £15,000

Date: 24 Jun 1992

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VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Three autograph letters signed to Giovanni...

VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901). Three autograph letters signed to Giovanni Maloberti, Cremona, 27 April 1868, [Busseto, 6 May 1873], St. Agata, 7 July 1875, concerning Verdi's personal arrangements, instructing Maloberti to recruit coachmen, horses and a cook, but not to send him pictures or talk to

Lot #: 37

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 24 Jun 1992