Mahler’s Second Symphony auctioned for more than 5 million euros.
Last year, that very same manuscript was auctioned for more than 5 million euros in London. The musical parchment thus surpassed the record, hitherto undisputed, once established by a Mozart score. Before that, the score had already traveled the world, to be shown to several potential buyers in Vienna, Hamburg, Hong Kong and New York, as explained by Jesus Ruiz Mantilla in the Spanish newspaper El País.
What was unique about this auction is that usually only a few movements or loose sheets from the piece are sold, but a complete score is rarely auctioned.
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