Frederic Chopin Handwritten Notes

24 Jan

Polish composer (1810–1849) considered one of the great masters of Romantic music. Exceedingly rare handwritten notes in French, unsigned, one page, 5.25 x 4.25, no date. Chopin pens seven lines, seemingly concerning a concert program. In part: “4. Sonatas Weber…Beethoven Sonata…primeur Concertos…Field 2nd Concerto…3rd Concerto.” An identification notation in another hand is penned below. Intersecting folds with a partial separation to a horizontal fold (passing through the last line of Chopin’s writing), heavy overall creases, and a few edge tears, otherwise very good condition. Accompanied by an export certificate from the French Ministry of Culture. This brief note was presumably prepared for a concert program or perhaps a pupil, and lists works by composers greatly admired by Chopin—Carl Maria von Weber, Ludwig van Beethoven, and John Field. Chopin is rare in any format, and this is a magnificent piece with crisp writing and extraordinary musical associations. Pre-certified John Reznikoff/PSA/DNA.

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Posted by on January 24, 2015 in Frederic Chopin


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