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Rachmaninov manuscript sells for £1.2m

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  • Ken Holder
    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27486521 A manuscript handwritten by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov of his Second Symphony in E Minor, Op 27,
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      http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-27486521

      A manuscript handwritten by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov of his
      Second Symphony in E Minor, Op 27, has sold at auction for £1.2m.

      The 320-page score was presumed lost after its premiere in St Petersburg
      in 1908, until it was discovered in a private collection in 2004.

      It is thought to be the only surviving handwritten manuscript of the
      symphony in existence.

      The Second is considered to be Rachmaninov's greatest symphony.

      Sotheby's said the manuscript was bought by a private collector.

      Composed in Dresden, where the composer lived from 1906 - 1909, it was
      created for a series of concerts run by Rachmaninov's cousin.

      Read more at above link.

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      Ken Holder
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