Sotheby’s London – Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts

October 5th, 2011 by

The highlight of November’s sale of Music and Continental Books and Manuscripts is undoubtedly the composition manuscript for Robert Schumann’s Szenen aus Goethes “Faust”, 1844-1853, the first major musical setting of sections of both Part 1 and Part 2 of Goethe’s Faust.

There is also an autograph working manuscript by Mozart, including sketches for two canons (K.559 & K.561), and two unknown works, c.1788.

The sale also includes a wide selection of continental books and manuscripts including a beautiful livre d’artiste illustrated and inscribed by Raoul Dufy.

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