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Lot #4038
Frederic Chopin Document Signed for the Sale of a Musical Manuscript

Chopin sells a musical manuscript for 300 francs

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Chopin sells a musical manuscript for 300 francs

Choice partly-printed DS in French, signed “F. Chopin,” one page, 8 x 3.5, June 20, 1838. Receipt from the Paris firm Pleyel et Comp., completed in another hand and signed at the conclusion by Frederic Chopin, acknowledging (translated): "Received from Mons. Probst the sum of three hundred francs for a manuscript." In fine condition.

The piano manufacturer and music publisher Camille Pleyel (1788-1855) and his wife Marie were among the most important people in Chopin's time in Paris. Chopin gave his first concert in Paris on February 25, 1832, and his last on February 16, 1848, on the company's premises. Pleyel, who saw Chopin as a suitable advertising medium, made his pianos and grand pianos available to the composer free of charge.

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  • Auction Title: Remarkable Rarities
  • Dates: #707 - Ended February 22, 2024

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