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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Lost Beethoven

de bene esse: literally, of well-being, morally acceptable but subject to future validation or exception

Sheet music handwritten by Beethoven and lost for 205-years is sold for $100,000 after being discovered hanging in a hallway by a classical music fan as he appraised a Connecticut home

Appraiser Describes Finding Beethoven Sketch Leaf in Connecticut Home

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 Appraiser Describes Finding Beethoven Sketch Leaf in Connecticut Home
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Appraiser Describes Finding Beethoven Sketch Leaf in Connecticut Home (ABC News)
The professional appraiser who found a piece of work by Ludwig van Beethoven said the discovery was the "highlight of my career."

"It was just sort of hanging in a hallway and I saw it essentially right when I walked in, from across the room," Brendan Ryan told ABC News. "I said to myself,'?Oh my God, that?s Beethoven.'"

"I recognized the handwriting because [Beethoven] has unmistakable handwriting," Ryan said.

What Ryan found hanging in the hallway of a Greenwich, Conn., home was a sketch leaf by Beethoven containing music to the famed composer?s opus 117, "K├Ânig Stephan."

Ryan said the relic had been in the hands of the Greenwich family for 100 years.

"There are textbooks written on his sketch leaves but this sketch leaf
Appraiser Brendan Ryan of New York found Beethoven's handwritten sketch leaf last month at a Connecticut home. It was sold at auction in new York last month for $120,0000.
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