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Lot #397
Gustav Holst Autograph Musical Quotation Signed from 'The Planets'

Holst quotes from his enduring 'Planets Suite'

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Holst quotes from his enduring 'Planets Suite'

English composer, arranger, and teacher (1874-1934) best known for his orchestral suite The Planets. Highly desirable AMQS on a pink 6.25 x 3.75 album page, boldly signed in black ink, "Gustav Holst, 1933." Holst pens one bar from the bassoon part of the opening of 'Mercury—The Winged Messenger' from 'The Planets.' Signed below by noted musicologist and composer Donald Tovey, "With reverence for the great master and sorrow at the loss of my friend I sign my name on the page honoured by him, Donald Francis Tovey, 1936." Below Tovey is an AMQS by composer and eurhythmics pioneer Emile Jaques-Dalcroze, and the page is also signed on the reverse by composer-organist E. Stanley Roper and composer-pianist Moriz Rosenthal. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from PSA/DNA.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts
  • Dates: #680 - Ended December 06, 2023

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