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

Posted by clype in Humanities.

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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