British Library acquires Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra manuscript

The British Library has acquired the original manuscript of one of Britten's most famous works, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. The complete draft score was sold at Sotheby's in November 2011 to an overseas buyer, who paid £212,250 on an estimate of £40,000–£60,000. But ...

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