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-Beethoven’s 1st 9th: 2.1 million 2003-05-23

Posted by clype in Humanities.
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The working manuscript for Beethoven's Ninth Symphony has fetched 2.1 million GBP at auction.

Auctioneer Sotheby's had estimated that the manuscript would be sold for between 2 million GBP and 3 million GBP.

It contains the composer's handwritten revisions and is described as one of the most important musical works to go under the hammer.

A private buyer bade 1.9 million_GBP for the document over the phone at the London sale, after an opening bid of 1.5 million GBP. A premium is added to that figure, making a sale price of 2 133 600.00 GBP.

The record for a manuscript is 2 585 000.00 GBP, paid in 1987-05 for nine complete symphonies written by Mozart.

 

"Beethoven manuscript sold for �2.1m" Ananova 2003-05-22 Th 11:23

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