Lot 732: Finnish composer (1892–1959) best known for his large body of work in the Lieder style. Superb autograph musical manuscript, three pages on two adjoining musically lined sheets, 10.5 x 13.5, signed at the top of the first page. Headed "Ich wollt, Rainer Maria Rilke," Kilpinen pens his op. 56 Nr. 7 for voice and piano, setting music to the words from the seventh part of Rilke's poem 'To Dream,' first published in his 1896 collection Dream-Crowned. The song begins (translated): "I wish they had instead of the cradle / made me a little coffin." Presented in lovely custom-made paper wrappers. In fine condition, with large stray ink blots to the last page.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 453
Sunday, 17th May 2015
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