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Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 16:50:57 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: Re: [CB] Vichy Results
At 02:33 PM 6/25/2002 +0100, you wrote:
>Interesting because no fewer than ten lots (#59,
>#125, #270b, #285, #296, #309, #315, #441, #454, and #455) were taken by
>the Musee de la Musique at hammer price. National museums in France can
>take lots at auction without bidding, they just have to pay the final
>price someone else has bid to.
I suppose it makes sense, in terms of keeping a country's heritage within the country and available for view, but it must be extremely frustrating for someone to win an auction, only to lose the item to someone who does not need to bid at all (and can't be overbid). Well, at least we know where the sopranino sarrusophone will be...
The Musee de al Musique has a nice website at http://www.cite-musique.fr/anglais/musee/index.htm . If you take the virtual visit "online tour", and pick the 19th century, they have a small feature on the original octobass ( http://www.cite-musique.fr/visite_virtuelle/vers_angl/index_visite.htm ), including sound clips.
>I was very lucky to get #452.
Hey, congratulations! A nice bass cornophone. Is this for your personal collection, or for the museum?
Grant Green contrabass.com
Sarrusophones & other Contrabass Winds
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2002 01:06:33 EDT
Subject: Re: [CB] Sarrusophone Recital
The IDRS will have CDs for sale a few months after the convention through the journal and I suspect through their web-site as well.
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