Nov 07, 2017 - Sale 2461

Sale 2461 - Lot 181

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UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT MEYERBEER, GIACOMO. Autograph Musical Manuscript dated and Signed, fair copy of his unpublished setting of C.H. Millevoye's poem "Le Retour," 47 bars notated on 6 systems of three machine-ruled staves, with holograph lyrics and tempo directive. Signed after the last bar. 1 1/2 pages, oblong folio, two leaves joined with paper strip; some chipping along upper edge repaired with paper recto, few short closed separations at folds and edges; framed. Paris, 16 January 1839

Additional Details

Letellier and Arsenty in Giacomo Meyerbeer: The Non-Operatic Texts, 2007, list "Le retour" as an unpublished work.
From the Jimmy Van Heusen Collection.