Music, London, 23 May 2007, Sale LO7402 Sotheby's, London, 2007, Wraps, , , Fine
151 pp. 192 lots. Highlights: Beethoven, The only surviving ms. of the violin sonata in A, Op. 47, ''Kreutzer,'' sold for 311,200 GBP. Illustrations: A 8 photos of Maria Callas, one reproduced full page on back of wraps; ms. page of George Crumb's Frozen Time; A Joseph Haydn thamatic catalog from 1805 hitherto unknown to scholars, 108,000 GBP. Mendelssohn, autograph ms. of three early songs, one unkown and one (Der Wasserfall) only incompletely known, for 21,600 GBP. Erik Satie: 20 lots, with 11 illustrations of autograph letters and manuscripts.A fine autograph ms. of Sibelius in blue ink of Malinconia, Op. 20, for cello and piano, for 43,200 GBP. Beautifully and generously illustrated throughout.
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A GLEE FOR WINTER
Hence, rude Winter! crabbed old fellow,
Never merry, never mellow!
Well-a-day! in rain and snow
What will keep one's heart aglow?
Groups of kinsmen, old and young,
Oldest they old friends among;
Groups of friends, so old and true
That they seem our kinsmen too;
These all merry all together
Charm away chill Winter weather.
What will kill this dull old fellow?
Ale that's bright, and wine that's mellow!
Dear old songs for ever new;
Some true love, and laughter too;
Pleasant wit, and harmless fun,
And a dance when day is done.
Music, friends so true and tried,
Whispered love by warm fireside,
Mirth at all times all together,
Make sweet May of Winter weather.