Mahler autograph sold for record price

Mercredi, Novembre 30, 2016 - 10:45
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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.


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