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Books/Manuscript: (UK) The Telegraph Article: "Sotheby's clashes with expert over Beethoven manuscript that fails to sell after public row over authenticity" (by Lydia Willgress, 29 Nov 2016)

Contributed by admin on Nov 30, 2016

"A handwritten Beethoven score valued at up to £200,000 has failed to sell at auction, after a public row between music scholars over whether it was written in the composer’s own hand.

The manuscript for Allegretto In B Minor, thought to have been drawn up in 1817, had been described by Sotheby's as ...

having been penned by the German composer himself, but failed to find a buyer on Tuesday, after a leading expert said it “couldn’t possibly be [in] Beethoven’s hand”. To compound the auction house’s embarrassment, it later emerged that its rival, Christie’s, had refused to sell the score last year, after being unable to confirm its authenticity - although" ...

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