Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Chopin receipt signed sale

Chopin receipt signed sale, Receipt signed by Chopin up for sale, A one-page receipt dated in March 1840 by Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin is up for auction. The receipt appears to be for the sale of the copyrights to two of his popular compositions. So far the document is getting higher-than-expected bids. Also being auctioned is a letter from author J.D. Salinger mentioning his popular novel.

A one-page document signed by Polish composer and pianist Frederic Chopin is on the auction block through Wednesday and has proved more popular with bidders than anticipated.

The document, a receipt dated March 1840, is for the sale of the copyrights to his compositions Grande Valse brillante Opus 42 and Quatre Mazurkas, Op. 41, sold for 16 pounds to a music publishing company in London.

The document, being sold by a private collector, was expected to fetch $10,000 to $15,000. As of Monday morning, the highest bid was $25,000.

"Anything from Chopin is extremely rare to see, and then to have it mention significant works makes it extremely valuable," said Bobby Livingston, vice president of RR Auction, the New-Hampshire based company holding the auction.

Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 42, was written in 1840 and is considered one of the finest -- and most difficult to play -- of Chopin's many waltzes. Chopin composed Op. 41 between 1838 and 1840 when he was recovering from a tubercular infection and in the company of his famous lover, French novelist George Sand.

Other signed items available in the auction include a letter from J. D. Salinger mentioning his 1951 novel "Catcher in the Rye" and an original blueprint of Frank Lloyd Wright's masterwork Fallingwater, accompanied by a letter in which the architect threatens to quit during construction.

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