• WL100/22: Chain 1, figs 40-41

Twenty five years ago today, I came across a Lutosławski autograph and immediately knew I had to buy it.  I was between my 40th and 41st birthdays at the time, so how could I resist?  A quick phone call and it was secured.  It was being sold by Lisa Cox, who had bought it in November/December 1987 at an auction in London held by Phillips in aid of the Musicians Benevolent Fund.  She was under the impression that Lutosławski had donated the manuscript along with a couple of signed photographs.  I paid the princely sum of £75 plus 50p postage.  (Excuse the skew-whiff angle and the camera flash – I had to photograph it in the dark to avoid reflections!)

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