Nov 07, 2017 - Sale 2461

Sale 2461 - Lot 209

Price Realized: $ 27,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 10,000 - $ 15,000
SERENADE FOR STRINGS TCHAIKOVSKY, PYOTR ILYICH. Autograph Musical Quotation dated and Signed, "P. Tschaikovsky," 9 bars from the first movement of his Serenade for String Orchestra in C Major (Op. 48), notated on a pair of two-stave systems. With holograph tempo directive marked above first bar ("Allegretto" [Allegro moderato?]). 1 page, 8x9 1/2 inches, 8 staves printed on recto and verso; moderate scattered foxing, lower edge trimmed, faint uneven toning, horizontal fold, hinged at upper edge verso; matted with commemorative medallion and framed. London, 21 March 1888

Additional Details

On the day after writing this quotation, Tchaikovsky performed the same work at St. James's Hall in London.
Additional research provided by David M. Perkins and Brett Langston, Tchaikovsky Research Project (
From the Jimmy Van Heusen Collection.