International Musical Instrument Auction

International Musical Instrument Auction

Auction status: CLOSED

Auction ending date: July 09, 2021 at 4 pm (Mexico time)

Auction information:

  • Description of Lots:
    • Lot 1 – Manuscript of the Songs of Santa María written in Galician-Portuguese
      The manuscript of Cantigas de Santa María, written in Galician-Portuguese and in musical notation measured at the court of Alfonso X the Wise, during the second half of the 13th century, constitutes one of the most important monophonic song collections in western medieval literature.

      • Base value: $60,000 (Mexican Peso)
    • Lot 2 – Heart-shaped Songbook by Jean Montchenu
      The heart-shaped manuscript is composed of parchment folios, with illustrations of Cupid shooting his arrows at a young girl, the Goddess of Fortune and a couple in love.

      • Base value: $56,000.00 (Mexican Peso)
    • Lot 3 – Cuadrilongo Piano
      This Quadrilong Piano was part of the collection of Maestro Carlos Esteva Loyola, violinist and conductor of the Orquesta Clásica de México. It was shown at the Castillo de Chapultepec for its 100th anniversary celebration. Here is an article that was written about the piano and the event by Luis Guevara:

The music of the XIX a frozen amber
“If music is time, the music of our past is time frozen in time, like the amber that captures insects in a precise moment. In this musical gallery, the authors lead us to discover some historical melodies that are true gems of Mexican amber and that are recovered on the cd that accompanies this edition”

      • Base value: $650,000.00 (Mexican Peso)

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