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Manuscript pages from Frédéric Chopin’s piano works in the composer’s hand:

  1. Notes and doodles by the composer (perhaps for his Variations on Mozart’s “La ci darem la Mano”). The doodle is apparently of Mozart and some sort of monument.
  2. Opening measures to Etude Op. 10, No. 3. Notice the original Vivace ma non troppo tempo indication. 
  3. Opening to the Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23.
  4. Section from the Nocturne in Db Major, Op. 27, No. 2.
  5. Section from Prelude in Bb Minor, Op. 28, No. 16
  6. Final measures of Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38.
  7. Possibly an autograph by the composer using measures from the Polonaise in Ab Major, Op. 53.
  8. Opening to the Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58.
  9. Page from Waltz in Db Major, Op. 64, No. 1 (“Minute Waltz”).
  10. Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 68, No. 4 - the composer’s final composition.

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Salvador, Brazil. Anne Menke

Salvador, Brazil. Anne Menke

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Bebo Valdes. Tres Lindas Cubanas.