Lot 758: Bohemian composer and piano virtuoso (1794-1870), whose career after his early years was based initially in London, and later at Leipzig, where he succeeded his friend and sometime pupil Felix Mendelssohn as head of the Conservatoire. Handwritten musical manuscript on a 7.75 x 9.75 off-white sheet, signed at the bottom, "Zur freundlichen Erinnerung, J. Moscheles, Leipzig, 18th October 1857." Moscheles pens 12 intricate bars of music in two systems, being "Fragment des Themas der humoristischen Variation op. 128." The page is marked at the top, "Tempo di Menuetto, ma moderato." A mild shade of toning, a bit heavier to the edges, a few wrinkles, and a pencil notation under signature, otherwise fine condition.
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Friday, 23rd October 2015
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