Lot 40003 – 1894 “L’HYMNE D’APOLLON,” the original music playe
To be published
Fri 14 Jun 2013 at 10:00 (Europe/Zurich)
1894 “L’HYMNE D’APOLLON,” the original music played during the Ancient Games which was rediscovered during the month of May 1893.
This unique offering of documents tracing the fascinating story of this famous historical music score was originally owned by the Greek musician Dr. Spathis & his famous son, the Concert Conductor Theodore Spathis.
This lot includes four music scores from 1893-94.
1) 1894 “L’HYMNE D’APOLLON” history & music scores in Greek & French, plus the original music written on the Ancient stone found in Delphes, this music was rearranged by Louis Nicole (see 3rd document). This music was played 1894 in Sorbonne, Paris during the Congress for the establishment of the modern Games by Gabriel Fauré the famous conductor (see 4th document). It was again played in 1914 at the 20th anniversary of the re-establishment of Games in the Palais du Trocadero in Paris by the Concert Conductor Theodore Spathis (see 5th document). (6 pages plus additional page)
2) 1893 Instrumental music score the “HYMNE DELPHIQUE A APOLLON” (4 pages)
3) 1894 Choral music score the “HYMNE DELPHIQUE A APOLLON” (4 pages)
4) 1894 Instrumental music score the “HYMNE DELPHIQUE A APOLLON” (4 pages)
5) 1914 Programme for the 20th Annivisary of the re-establishment of the Games organised by the Olympic Committee. This document has the printed name of Dr. Spathis & manuscript annotation in Greek & French by Theodore Spathis.
An amazing assembly of documents uniting the history of the ancient & modern Games
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