BURGESS (ANTHONY) Autograph manuscript of his Concerto for Flute, Strings and Piano in D Minor, 1951
Lot 215
BURGESS (ANTHONY) Autograph manuscript of his Concerto for Flute, Strings and Piano in D Minor, 1951
Sold for £1,250 (US$ 1,971) inc. premium

Lot Details
BURGESS (ANTHONY) Autograph manuscript of his Concerto for Flute, Strings and Piano in D Minor, 1951
BURGESS (ANTHONY)
Autograph manuscript of his Concerto for Flute, Strings and Piano in D Minor, signed on the title-cover ("John Burgess Wilson") and below header-title, and dated at the end "Adderbury, July 1951"; together with his Flute Concerto in D Minor, initialled on the header-title ("JBW"), and his Sonatina for Flute and Guitar76 pages (the first 64 numbered pages, the others of 8 and 4 pages), unbound, cover wrappers of first detached, some fraying at the edges etc., but overall in fine condition, 4to, 1951 and undated

Footnotes

  • ANTHONY BURGESS THE COMPOSER: 'Despite his fame as a literary figure, Anthony Burgess has been remarkably unrecognized and underappreciated as a composer. Known to the public almost exclusively as an author, Burgess was also a talented and prolific composer who wrote over 175 musical works during a compositional career that spanned more than 60 years. The literary and musical sides of Burgess's creative life are far more evenly balanced than they appeared in public and to a large degree are interrelated, as future studies of Burgess's books and compositions will be certain to illuminate' (Paul S. Phillips, 'The Music of Anthony Burgess', The Anthony Burgss Centre). However little written from before his move to Italy with his second wife Liana appears to have survived: 'Most of the scores written before 1970 are thought to have disappeared' (Michael Ratcliffe (ODNB). The largest remaining collection of his scores is at the Harry Ransome Research Center, Texas, purchased from his second wife in 1997, with others at McMaster University, Toronto.

    Provenance: believed to have been given by Burgess to the vendor's father, Colonel Bill Vickers, a self taught jazz guitarist of some note and follower of Django Reinhardt, after they met during World War II.
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Lot symbols
Exempt from tax

Zero rated for VAT, no VAT will be added to the Hammer Price or the Buyer's Premium.

Contacts
  1. Luke Batterham
    Specialist - Books, Maps, Manuscripts and Historical Photographs
    Bonhams
    Work
    Montpelier Street
    London, United Kingdom SW7 1HH
    Work +44 20 7393 3828
    FaxFax: +44 20 7393 3879
Similar Items