Mahler autograph sold for record price
The autograph of Gustav Mahler's second symphony (Resurrection) was auctioned yesterday at Sotheby's for a sum of 4,546,250 GBP (about $5,670,000). This is the highest price ever payed for a music autograph.
The handwritten 232-page manuscript was owned by US businessman Gilbert Kaplan, who died earlier this year. He became obsessed with the work, and dedicated his life to conducting it before his death.