• Most Respected Classical Music Platform
  • #classicalForever

Original Mahler Manuscript Sells for New World Record Price

The compete original manuscript of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C Minor has sold at auction in London for US $5.68 Million

The compete original manuscript of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C Minor has sold at auction in London for US $5.68 Million - the highest price ever paid for a musical score.

Written between 1888 and 1894, the 232-page handwritten manuscript includes the composer’s deletions, alterations and annotations.

"The result establishes a new auction record for a musical manuscript … the work retains the form in which Mahler left it, reflecting and revealing the compositional process for the work ...’ a spokesperson for Sotheby's has said.

The score was previously owned by US businessman Gilbert Kaplan - who died in January of last year.

In 1987 nine Mozart Symphony original manuscripts were sold at auction for US $3.1 Million.

Robert Schumann’s 2nd Symphony original score was sold in 1994 for US $1.9 Million.

upcoming events

march 2024

16marAll Day20Music Teachers National Association National Conference(All Day) The Westin Peachtree Plaza, 210 Peachtree St NW, Atlanta, GA 30303Event Type :conferences & tradeshows Event Tagschamber music,Chamber Music America,Conferences,Music Teachers National Association National ConferenceFOLLOW

17marAll Day21Tokyo Classic Violin Competition(All Day) Tokyo University of the Arts, 12-8 Uenokoen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-8714, JapanEvent Type :competitions Event TagsClassic Violin Olympus International Competition,violin competitionFOLLOW

20marAll Day23American String Teachers Association (ASTA) National Conference(All Day) Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202Event Type :conferences & tradeshows Event TagsAmerican String Teachers Association,American String Teachers Association National Conference,ASTA,conferenceFOLLOW


Get ALL our latest conveniently by EMAIL

Our newsletter is trusted by over 100,000+ industry professionals around the world

We deliver news straight to your inbox and will never share your data.
You'll never miss a beat!

click left click right