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Transcription by Beethoven of Mozart’s K. 608

Manuscript transcription by Beethoven of Mozart’s Fantasia in F minor for mechanical organ, K. 608, relating to bars 55 and 171-207 (35 bars in all), a working study mss. with numerous abbreviations, deletions, revisions and corrections. 2 p., oblong quarto (233 x 320 mm), 12 staves, notated in dark brown ink on three 4-stave systems per page, the bar lines written in a lighter brown ink, later pencil manuscript annotation at head of recto (”Schluss aus Mozarts” “Stück für ein Orgelwerk in einer Uhr 3 März 1791 Nohl,” watermark of 3 crescent moons, no place or date [Vienna, ca. 1798-1799?].
Item Information
Material Type
Autograph copy of other composers' music
Record Number
Mozart. Fantasia in F minor, K. 608
previously offered at Stargardt, Kat. 540, Nov. 11, 1958 (lot 127).
Auction Information
Auction House
Sotheby's (London)
Lot Number
Bibliographical Reference
Dorfmüller p. 360; Köchel K.608 entry under “Abschriften.” Notes auction index 1996-2005
Date of Sale
Sold to
Pricing Information
Treasures Tracking
Estimate Price
30000-40000 GBP
Sale Price
52000 GBP
Sale Price in U.S Currency
Hammer Price
45217 GBP