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The historic score is edited in Mahlers own hand.<br />
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A unique, handwritten musical score composed by classical giant Gustav Mahler has been given a record £3.5 million price tag. <br />
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The 232 pages comprising the Austrian maestro's iconic Symphony No. 2, known as Resurrection, will become the most expensive musical manuscript ever if its estimate is met. <br />
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Written between 1888 and 1894 and containing Mahler's alterations and corrections in the margins, the historic late-romantic piece has emerged after its owner Gilbert Kaplan, a Wall Street millionaire, died aged 74 in January this year. <br />
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It is being auctioned on behalf of Kaplan's estate at Sotheby's, London, on November 29.