Monthly Archives: June 2024

Spagnuolo manuscript at auction

Spagnuolo title

The manuscript for Sibelius’s Spagnuolo is being auctioned by Sotheby’s on 26 June 2024 at 10:00 BST.

Ths manuscript of Spagnuolo for piano, JS 181, is boldly signed (‘Jean Sibelius’). it is a fair-copy manuscript, written in black ink on up to six two-stave systems per page, with bold autograph title (‘Spagnuolo’) at head and signature at end (‘Jean Sibelius’), a few deletions and erasures.

Auction: Books, Manuscripts and Music from Medieval to Modern; Lot 148.

Price estimate: 8,000 – 12,000 GBP


Jean Sibelius signature

Images from Sotheby’s website