“Rare Beethoven Manuscript Goes Up for Auction: Could Fetch Millions!”

BBC News reported on the 3rd of December 2021, that the auction house Christie’s is selling an original handwritten manuscript of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, which is expected to fetch up to £2.5m ($3.3m). The manuscript was created between 1818 and 1824 and contains Beethoven’s original notes and annotations.

The Ninth Symphony is widely regarded as one of the greatest pieces of music ever written, and it is particularly significant for its choral finale, which features the text of Friedrich Schiller’s poem “Ode to Joy.” The symphony was first performed in Vienna in 1824 and has been a beloved masterpiece ever since.

The manuscript has been in private hands for over a century and has only been seen by a select few individuals. Christie’s is expecting high demand for the manuscript, given its historical significance and the rarity of original Beethoven manuscripts.

The sale of the manuscript is a rare opportunity for music lovers and collectors to own a piece of music history. It also serves as a reminder of the importance of preserving historical artifacts for future generations to appreciate and enjoy. The manuscript’s sale is set to take place on the 15th of December 2021 in London.

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