A close-up look at the handwritten Mahler manuscript that just sold for a record £4.5m

29 November 2016, 11:58

Mahler Second Symphony manuscript asset

Mahler’s Second Symphony is face-meltingly amazing. Now a complete manuscript handwritten by the composer himself has sold for a record £4.5m at Sotheby’s. We’ve got our hands on the high resolution images **drools**

Mahler wrote his Second Symphony - known as the Resurrection Symphony - at the very end of the 19th century and it is an absolutely colossal work.

You can read more about exactly what makes it a work of such genius here.

Now a manuscript, handwritten by the composer himself, has just sold under auction at Sotheby's in London for £4.5m - a record for a musical manuscript.

We’ve got our hands on high-res images of six pages of the manuscript – click on the small images below for face-melting Mahler in high resolution…

 

Mahler Second Symphony manuscript

 

Mahler Second Symphony manuscript

 

Mahler Second Symphony manuscript

 

Mahler Second Symphony manuscript

 

Mahler Second Symphony manuscript

 

Mahler Second Symphony manuscript