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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000969.txt from 2004/10

From: John Dablin <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Score found in carry on bag?
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 13:32:40 -0500

There was an article by Geoffrey Norris in the London Daily Telegraph on 27=
October, saying that the original manuscript score of Rachmaninov's 2nd=20
symphony had been discovered. I can't find it on the Telegraph web site, s=
I'll quote the main points...

As a leading authority on Rachmaninov, Norris was the first expert to=20
authenticate it. He received an e-mail saying that it had been discovered =
a cellar in Switzerland. He travelled to Switzerland to meet the finder,=20
where "The man who met me off the train was carrying a plastic Co-op carri=
bag. Hidden within it was the very manuscript of Rachmaninov's Second=20
Symphony. Moreover, it was unquestionably genuine".

Later he writes: "The first four pages of music have at some stage become=20
detached and are missing, as is a title page - hence, perhaps, the fact tha=
it has remained unidentified for so long. Most of the final page, on which=
there might have been a date and signature, has also gone astray. But the=
handwriting, the paper, and the manner in which Rachmaninov made correction=
=2D are all as they should be."

He finishes the article by saying "The hope now is that an accessible libra=
buys it. Nobody wants it to disappear for another 100 years".

The manuscript is to be auctioned by Sotheby's in London on 7th December. =
They estimate it may fetch =A3300,000 - =A3500,000 ($549,000 - $915,000).

John Dablin
Aylesbury UK

On Saturday 30 Oct 2004 07:26, Georg K=FChner wrote:
> I heard about about a bag with beatles tapes and pictures (unreleased
> sonds...)
> Georg
> Am 29.10.2004 21:23 Uhr schrieb "Gary Van Cott" unter <>:
> > I am listening to the (syndicated) Classical 24 show our public radio
> > plays at this time of the day. It is hosted by Julie Amacher.
> >
> > I wasn't paying much attention but I thought I heard her say something
> > about a musical score that had been found in carry on bag and was now
> > being auctioned off. Has anyone else heard this? Sounds like the Mozart
> > Forgeries.
> >
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