Mahler manuscript could break auction record at Sotheby's
A manuscript handwritten by Gustav Mahler is likely to fetch the highest ever auction price for a piece of music on Tuesday.
Mahler's Second Symphony, which spans 232 pages, is estimated to fetch a minimum of £3.5m at Sotheby's.
A Beethoven manuscript will also go under the hammer, but its authenticity has been questioned.
Musicologist and Beethoven scholar Prof Barry Cooper has claimed it is a copy, but Sotheby's said it is authentic.
'Curved and elegant' Prof Cooper has said there are inconsistencies within the 1817 Beethoven piece, Allegretto in B minor.
"[With] some of the notes... read more
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