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Lot #515
Samuel Barber Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

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Celebrated composer (1910-1981) whose Adagio for Strings is widely considered a masterpiece of modern classical music. Magnificent AMQS on an off-white 10 x 8 sheet, signed and inscribed below in fountain pen, "Greetings and congratulations to Marcel Cuvelier—very sincerely, Samuel Barber," adding the place and date in the upper right, "Capricorn, Mt. Kisco, N. York, March 1952." Barber pens a few bars from his "Sonata for Piano." Gorgeously double-matted and framed with a portrait to an overall size of 27 x 17. In fine condition.

Samuel Barber's Piano Sonata in E-flat minor, Op. 26, was written in 1949 for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the League of Composers. Commissioned by Irving Berlin and Richard Rodgers, it was first performed by Vladimir Horowitz and has remained a popular concert staple ever since.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Classical Music
  • Dates: #661 - Ended April 12, 2023

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