Musical Manuscripts

Sotheby's
London

Date of the auction: 22.05.2018

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Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit

Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE SONG "SUR LES BORDS ÉCUMANTS DES FLEUVES QUI ROULENT DES FLOTS", FOR VOICE AND PIANO the composing manuscript, FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE GREAT MEZZO SOPRANO, PAULINE VIARDOT, essentially complete, notated in brown ink, comprising four

Lot #: 46

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 22 May 2018

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Bach, Johann Sebastian

Bach, Johann Sebastian THE CORRECTED PROOF OF THE EIGHT ENGRAVED CHORAL PARTS FOR THE "ST MATTHEW PASSION" BWV 244, [BERLIN: SCHLESINGER, C.1831] FIRST EDITION, 8 volumes, 8vo ( c. 27.5 x 18.5cm), engraved throughout, plate no.1687, for two four-part choruses (78 numbers), WITH EDITORIAL ALTERATIONS

Lot #: 47

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de

Boismortier, Joseph Bodin de TWELVE FIRST AND EARLY EDITIONS OF MUSIC FOR FLUTE AND CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, PARIS: L'AUTEUR, BOIVIN, 1724-1727 1) Sonates à deux flûtes-traversières sans basse...op.1 [score] [RISM B 3348], 1724, 24 pages -- 2) Sonates à deux flûtes traversières sans basse...op.2 [RISM B

Lot #: 48

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Brahms, Johannes

Brahms, Johannes UNPUBLISHED AUTOGRAPH LETTER ABOUT "SCHICKSALSLIED" ["SONG OF DESTINY"], SIGNED ("J BRAHMS"), INCLUDING TWO MUSICAL QUOTATIONS FROM THE WORK, [1871] [to the conductor Hermann Levi], asking him to make the string parts at the words "ins Ungewiße" (indicated by three bars notated as

Lot #: 49

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Brahms, Johannes

Brahms, Johannes FINE AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE SONG 'ES LIEBT SICH SO LIEBLICH IM LENZE!', OP.71 NO.1, FOR VOICE AND PIANO, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ("ZUM FRÖHLICHEN OSTERMONTAG 1877. JBR ") the hitherto lost manuscript of the complete song, here with the title "Wiegenlied für Klein u. Groß frei nach

Lot #: 50

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Bruch, Max, (1838-1920)

Bruch, Max, (1838-1920) IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH AND CORRECTED WORKING MANUSCRIPTS OF THE OPERA "DIE LORELEY" OP.16, IN BRUCH’S ORIGINAL FOUR-ACT VERSION OF 1863 1) Autograph manuscript full score of the overture: “Einleitung zur Loreley. Partitur” (the original title “Overture” deleted

Lot #: 51

Estimate: £30,000 - £40,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Corelli, Arcangelo, (1653-1713)

Corelli, Arcangelo, (1653-1713) FINE AND IMPORTANT LETTER TO COUNT FABRIZIO LADERCHI ABOUT HIS FIRST KNOWN WORK, WRITTEN IN AN ELEGANT CONTEMPORARY SCRIBAL HAND, 3 JUNE 1679 sending him a copy of his sonata for violin and lute through the good offices of Scipione Zanelli, and assuring him that he is

Lot #: 53

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Corelli, Arcangelo

Corelli, Arcangelo LETTER TO THE COMPOSER GIACOMO PERTI IN BOLOGNA, WRITTEN IN A CONTEMPORARY SECRETARIAL HAND, 21 OCTOBER 1711 thanking him for his letter of recommendation for Gaetano Boni, and assuring Perti that he will spare no effort to give him every assistance, in so far as his competence

Lot #: 54

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Debussy, Claude

Debussy, Claude AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“CLAUDE DEBUSSY”), TO THE CONDUCTOR AND COMPOSER ANDRÉ CAPLET, ABOUT EDGAR ALLAN POE AND THE UNFINISHED OPERA "LE DIABLE DANS LE BEFFROI" confessing that his preoccupation with Poe amounts to an almost painful obsession, causing him to forgo social

Lot #: 55

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Donizetti, Gaetano

Donizetti, Gaetano AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“DONIZETTI”), TO AGOSTINO PEROTTI, MAESTRO DI CAPPELLA IN VENICE a letter of introduction for Madame Mary de Cobianchi, who is visiting Venice with her mother, explaining that they are both English, although the daughter is married to an Italian, praying

Lot #: 56

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 22 May 2018

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Donizetti, Gaetano

Donizetti, Gaetano AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL ALBUM-LEAF, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED TO PETER LICHTENTHAL (“DONIZETTI A LICHTENTHAL”) A sixteen-bar passage of two-part counterpoint, the treble being a countermelody to a rising and falling scale in the bass, notated in dark brown ink on two systems, four staves in

Lot #: 57

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 22 May 2018

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Donizetti, Gaetano

Donizetti, Gaetano AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED (“D.”), ABOUT REVISIONS TO THE FINALE OF THE OPERA "CATERINA CORNARO", [9 MARCH 1844] about the last Queen of Cyprus, giving detailed instructions to the librettist Giacomo Sacchèro, about the changes needed to the opera, now that in his plans for the

Lot #: 58

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Donizetti, Gaetano

Donizetti, Gaetano GOOD LONG AUTOGRAPH LETTER IN FRENCH AND ITALIAN, ABOUT "LE DUC D’ALBE" AND OTHER WORKS, TO THE FRENCH BARITONE PAUL-BERNARD BARROILHET, 24 APRIL 1845 with a phrase of music in place of a signature at the end, notated on a hand-drawn stave ("un abbraccio dal tuo aff[ettuoso

Lot #: 59

Estimate: £2,000 - £2,500

Date: 22 May 2018

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Elgar, Edward--Heddle Nash

Elgar, Edward--Heddle Nash COLLECTION OF ANNOTATED SCORES AND AUTOGRAPH LETTERS ABOUT "THE DREAM OF GERONTIUS", AND OTHER WORKS 1) Heddle Nash's working copy of Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius , the Novello vocal score marked up and signed by the tenor, with TWO AUTOGRAPH ADDITIONS BY ELGAR, tipped

Lot #: 60

Estimate: £2,500 - £3,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Franck, César

Franck, César AUTOGRAPH ORCHESTRAL PERFORMING PARTS OF THE ORATORIO "RUTH" (1845), CONTAINING PASSAGES REVISED BY THE COMPOSER IN C.1860 comprising 24 playing parts for the 'églogue biblique' in three parts, notated in brown ink on up to sixteen staves per page, WITH THE COMPOSER'S ADDITIONS

Lot #: 61

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Gershwin, George

Gershwin, George AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF 'A WOMAN IS A SOMETIME THING' FROM THE OPERA "PORGY AND BESS", ACT ONE, SCENE ONE the first draft of the complete song in three verses, titled by Gershwin "Sometime thing" above the music, written in pencil for voice (treble clef) and piano on four systems

Lot #: 62

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Gershwin, George

Gershwin, George THE THEATRE GUILD PRESENTS PORGY AND BESS, [PRINTED VOCAL SCORE], NEW YORK: GERSHWIN PUBLISHING CORPORATION, [1935], SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY GERSHWIN, IRA GERSHWIN AND ROUBEN MAMOULIAN, TO ALEXANDER SMALLENS, THE CONDUCTOR OF THE PREMIERE including an AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION BY

Lot #: 63

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Gershwin, George

Gershwin, George FINE LARGE SELF-PORTRAIT, EXECUTED IN BLACK CRAYON, WITH A LATER PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION SIGNED BY IRA GERSHWIN TO THE CONDUCTOR ALEXANDER SMALLENS "For Alex With love--Self-portrait by George--From Ira Christmas, 1955" the undated drawing showing the composer full face with collar

Lot #: 64

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Gershwin, George

Gershwin, George PHOTOGRAPH OF GERSHWIN AT THE PIANO, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED WITH A MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM "RHAPSODY IN BLUE", 1929 inscribed by Gershwin "For Alexander Smallens--Every good wish George Gershwin June 20, 1929" framed and glazed, overall size: c. 21 x 27cm, light overall browning

Lot #: 65

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Gershwin, George--Sir Richard Rodney Bennett

Gershwin, George--Sir Richard Rodney Bennett AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS BY BENNETT OF FIVE "GERSHWIN SONGS", IN UNPUBLISHED ARRANGEMENTS FOR CHAMBER ENSEMBLE, 1991 Including 'Maybe', 'Soon', 'Who cares', 'Embraceable you' and 'By Strauss', arranged by Bennett for voice, flute, clarinet, harp and string

Lot #: 66

Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Godowsky, Leopold

Godowsky, Leopold IMPORTANT COLLECTION OF AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPTS, INCLUDING ORIGINAL PIECES, CADENZAS AND GODOWSKY'S ARRANGEMENTS OF CHOPIN'S ÉTUDES FOR THE LEFT HAND, SIGNED ("LEOPOLD GODOWSKY") 1) Partly autograph manuscript of Godowsky’s Studien über die Etüden von Chopin (Berlin: Schlesinger

Lot #: 67

Estimate: £12,000 - £15,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Hahn, Reynaldo

Hahn, Reynaldo COLLECTION OF NINETEEN AUTOGRAPH LETTERS SIGNED ("REYNALDO HAHN"; "RH."), INCLUDING TO THE COLUMNIST ROBERT BRUSSEL AND COMMITTEE OF THE "QUARANTE-CINQ" urging a lady not to sing his 'Aubade espagnole', as he finds it mediocre, praising the violinist Jacques Thibaud, mentioning

Lot #: 68

Estimate: £1,200 - £1,500

Date: 22 May 2018

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Korngold, Erich Wolfgang

Korngold, Erich Wolfgang AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF "PASSOVER PSALM" OP.30, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED AT THE END (“ERICHWKORNGOLD/ APRIL 1941”) the full score for soprano solo, mixed chorus and orchestra, including piano and organ, the words in English, notated in black ink and pencil on up to twenty-six

Lot #: 69

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Liszt, Franz

Liszt, Franz AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("F. LISZT"), IN FRENCH, TO HUBER, 28 NOVEMBER 1847 recounting an amusing anecdote at a performance of Sacchini's Œdipe à Colonne , witnessed also by Berlioz, and which gave them both goose bumps, lamenting the non-arrival of his trunk which contains many things

Lot #: 70

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Loewe, Frederick, (1901-1988)

Loewe, Frederick, (1901-1988) AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF THE SONG 'IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU', FROM THE MUSICAL "CAMELOT" (1960) a fair copy in pencil comprising the vocal line without accompaniment, written on twelve staves, text for the first verse only, some erasures If ever I would leave you--it

Lot #: 84

Estimate: £5,000 - £6,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Lully, Jean-Baptiste

Lully, Jean-Baptiste PERSÉE, TRAGÉDIE MISE EN MUSIQUE, PARIS: CHRISTOPHE BALLARD, 1682 FIRST EDITION, [4], xlviii & 328 pages, folio (35.5 x 23.5cm), fine woodcut title device and headpieces, epistle to Louis XIV with fine historiated capital, type-set music throughout, CONTEMPORARY RED PANELLED

Lot #: 85

Estimate: £8,000 - £10,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Lully, Jean-Baptiste

Lully, Jean-Baptiste MANUSCRIPT FULL SCORE OF THE OPERA "CADMUS ET HÉRMIONE", WITH A PRINTED TITLE PAGE, PARIS: FOUCAULT, C.1700 the complete tragédie en musique with prologue and five acts, notated in brown ink on up to twelve staves per page, some instrumental designations ("violons"), with

Lot #: 86

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Lute

Lute MID-SIXTEENTH-CENTURY MANUSCRIPT OF GERMAN LUTE TABLATURE, COMPRISING 35 PIECES, NEARLY HALF UNRECORDED, the composers not named, but containing some intabulations after Ludwig Senfl, Hans Neusidler, Thomas Stolzer and Paul Hofhaimer, including the songs ‘Es wolt ain Maidlein wasser hollen’ (by

Lot #: 87

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Mahler, Gustav

Mahler, Gustav AUTOGRAPH WORKING MANUSCRIPT OF PART OF SYMPHONY NO.4, A HITHERTO UNKNOWN LEAF FROM THE COMPOSITION DRAFT, 1899 being "folio 4", from the first movement, the short score notated in black ink on four systems of four or five staves each, with additions in pencil, some heavy deletions

Lot #: 88

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 22 May 2018

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Mahler, Gustav

Mahler, Gustav AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION FROM THE SECOND SYMPHONY ("RESURRECTION"), SIGNED (GUSTAV MAHLER"), 1897 comprising the opening two bars of the third movement, written on a single hand-drawn stave, marked "ƒƒƒƒ" and heavily accented, inscribed by the composer: "Fräulein Winifeld Ker

Lot #: 89

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 22 May 2018