Can you put a price on the only surviving handwritten copy of Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony? Yes, you can: £1.2M.
“A manuscript handwritten by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninov of his Second Symphony in E Minor, Op 27, has sold at auction for £1.2m. The 320-page score was presumed lost after its premiere in St Petersburg in 1908, until it was discovered in a private collection in 2004. It is thought to be the only surviving handwritten manuscript of the symphony in existence.”