the full score for voices and orchestra, with autograph title and list of the instrumentation, the title naming four songs in all, including two not present here
"4 Gesänge mit Orchester / von / Richard Strauss
I.) Das Rosenband
IV.) Cäcilie ..."
notated in dark brown ink on up to twenty-eight staves per page, with discreet corrections in pencil and crayon, marked up by Strauss for performance in red and blue crayon, the opus number assigned by composer to 'Liebeshymnus' ("op.32 No.1", later changed in pencil to "No.III").
11 pages in all, folio, 28-stave paper by Lard Esnault of Paris, the songs stitched separately, trace of binding at hinge, Munich, 25 & 27 September 1897, well thumbed (presumably by the composer)
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Literature: Trenner 186/I and 174/III ("unbekannt"); RSQV q00403 and q00358 ("unbekannt")
Provenance: Alfred Schlee (1901-1999); and by descent. This manuscript has never been the subject of sale before today's auction.
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