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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000973.txt from 2004/10

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Score found in carry on bag?
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 16:31:18 -0500

At 07:31 PM 10/31/2004 +0000, John Dablin wrote:
>...As a leading authority on Rachmaninov, Norris was the first expert to
>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,
>where "The man who met me off the train was carrying a plastic Co-op=
>bag. Hidden within it was the very manuscript of Rachmaninov's Second
>Symphony. Moreover, it was unquestionably genuine".
>Later he writes: "The first four pages of music have at some stage become
>detached and are missing, as is a title page - hence, perhaps, the fact=
>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=
>- are all as they should be."
>He finishes the article by saying "The hope now is that an accessible=
>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).

Sounds like Librarian and Forger are up to their old tricks again!

Bill Hausmann

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