Rachmaninov manuscript sells for £1.2m
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.
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