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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><TEI.2><teiHeader><fileDesc> <titleStmt><title>In Mozart's Words (The letters from Italy): Letter 179</title> <respStmt> <resp>Annotations: Cliff Eisen, King's College, London</resp> <resp>XML-tagging of citations in the text: Claudia Pignato e Patrizia Rebulla, Castaliamusic</resp> <resp>Conversion to TEI XML: Michael Pidd, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield</resp> <resp>Full credits available at: http://letters.mozartways.com</resp> </respStmt> </titleStmt> <publicationStmt> <publisher>Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield</publisher> <pubPlace>Sheffield, United Kingdom</pubPlace> <date>2011</date> <availability><p>This transcription can be freely distributed for non-commercial purposes on condition that it is accompanied by this header information identifying its origin and authors. Permission must be received for subsequent distribution in print or for commercial uses. Please go to https://www.dhi.ac.uk for more information.</p></availability> </publicationStmt> </fileDesc> <encodingDesc> <projectDesc> <p>Funder: EU Culture Programme (2007-2013)</p> <p>Project Team: Maria Majno (Europaische Mozart Way Ee.V); Cliff Eisen (King's College London - Dept of Music); Patrizia Rebulla (Comune di Milano - Settore Cultura) Stadt Augsburg - Kulturburo; HRI Digital, Humanities Research Institute (Univ. of Sheffield)</p> <p>Annotations: Cliff Eisen, King's College, London</p> <p>XML-tagging of citations in the text: Claudia Pignato e Patrizia Rebulla, Castaliamusic</p> <p>Conversion to TEI XML: Michael Pidd, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield</p> <p>Full project credits available at: http://letters.mozartways.com</p> </projectDesc> </encodingDesc> <profileDesc> <langUsage id="eng"> <language>eng</language> </langUsage> </profileDesc></teiHeader><text><body><div type="letter"><div type="header"><hi rend="bold">179. <name type="person" id="3668" ref="4038">WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART</name> TO HIS <name type="person" id="3669" ref="3752">SISTER</name> IN <name type="place" id="3670" ref="47">SALZBURG</name></hi></div><div type="date-and-place"><lb/> [<name type="place" id="3672" ref="129">Rome</name>, 25 April 1770]</div>My dear sister, <ref type="footnote" id="fn0" n="1"></ref><lb/>I assure you that every post-day I look forward with incredible eagerness to receiving a letter from <name type="place" id="3677" ref="47">Salzburg</name>. We were at <name type="place" id="3678" ref="152">San Lorenzo</name> yesterday and heard vespers, and this morning we heard sung Mass and in the evening the second vespers because it was the Feast of Our Lady of Good Counsel. On recent days we`ve been to the <name type="place" id="3683" ref="151">Campidoglio</name> and seen various beautiful things: if I wanted to write down everything I`ve seen, this scrap of paper would not suffice. I`ve played at two concerts, <ref type="footnote" id="fn1" n="2"></ref> and tomorrow I`ll be playing at another. This evening we saw a <name type="person" id="3688" ref="4204">contralto castrato</name> who looked just like Signor <name type="person" id="3689" ref="4077">Meisner</name>, whom we shall have the honour of seeing in <name type="place" id="3690" ref="61">Naples</name>. Straight after lunch we played bocce, <ref type="footnote" id="fn2" n="3"></ref> a game I learnt in <name type="place" id="3692" ref="129">Rome</name>. When I get home, I teach it to you. Tell Signor Mölk <ref type="footnote" id="fn3" n="4"></ref> that I am delighted and congratulate him on his <name type="person" id="3693" ref="4095">father</name>`s return to health and that I ask him to be so kind as to convey my respects to his <name type="person" id="3694" ref="4095">father</name>, his <name type="person" id="3695" ref="4118">mother</name> and <name type="person" id="3696" ref="4046">sister</name> and <name type="person" id="3697" ref="4119">brother</name> and cousins both male and female and all the rest of them. Please do as I asked you in my last letter and send me a reply. Once I`ve finished this letter, I`ll finish a symphony that I`ve begun. The aria`s finished. <ref type="footnote" id="fn4" n="5"></ref> A symphony is with the copyist (that is, my father) as we don`t want to give it out to be copied, otherwise it would be stolen. <ref type="footnote" id="fn5" n="6"></ref> Best wishes to all my friends, kiss Mama`s hands for me, because I am |: tra la liera :| your<lb/> <name type="person" id="3699" ref="4038">Wolgango in Germania</name> e <name type="person" id="3700" ref="4038">Amadeo Mozart in Italia</name>.<lb/><lb/><name type="place" id="3701" ref="129">Roma</name> <hi rend="underline">caputmundi</hi><lb/>25 April <hi rend="underline">1770</hi>.<lb/>and next year <hi rend="underline">1771</hi><lb/> behind as in front<lb/> and double in the middle.<lb/><lb/><name type="person" id="3702" ref="3751">LEOPOLD</name>`S POSTSCRIPT<lb/><lb/>I kiss you both!<lb/><lb/><name type="person" id="3703" ref="4038">MOZART</name>`S POSTSCRIPT TO JOACHIM VON <name type="person" id="3704" ref="4081">SCHIEDENHOFEN<lb/></name><lb/><hi rend="underline">To Signor von <name type="person" id="3705" ref="4081">Schidenhofen</name></hi>. <ref type="footnote" id="fn6" n="7"></ref> <lb/>Forgive me for not having written, but I`ve had not time, I could not do my duty: here is a menuetto that <hi rend="underline">Signor <name type="person" id="3707" ref="4091">Pick</name></hi> danced in <name type="place" id="3708" ref="89">Milan</name>.<lb/><lb/><name type="person" id="3709" ref="3751">LEOPOLD</name>`S POSTSCRIPT<lb/><lb/>My letters must go to <hi rend="underline"><name type="place" id="3710" ref="129">Rome</name></hi> in future as Signor <name type="person" id="3711" ref="3873">Marcobruni</name> is director of the post and will see to everything. Who do you think we`ve met here? The distinguished Count <name type="person" id="4456" ref="4204">Gerstorff</name>!</div><div type="footnotes"><div type="footnotetext" id="fn0"> This letter is written entirely in Italian</div> <div type="footnotetext" id="fn1"> Details of these concerts are unknown</div> <div type="footnotetext" id="fn2"> An Italian bowling game</div> <div type="footnotetext" id="fn3"> Probably <name type="person" id="003675" ref="004121">Franz von Mölk</name> </div> <div type="footnotetext" id="fn4"> Probably <name type="work" id="003676" ref="000495">K82</name></div> <div type="footnotetext" id="fn5"> Mozart`s unequivocal reference to two symphonies notwithstanding, the works are virtually impossible to identify. According to <ref type="biblio" id="003980" idref="000005">Bauer-Deutsch</ref> v. 251, they are probably <name type="work" id="003679" ref="000570">K95</name> and <name type="work" id="003680" ref="000572">K97</name>, although <name type="work" id="003681" ref="000569">K81</name> and <name type="work" id="003682" ref="000534">K73</name> are not out of the question. However, no authentic sources survive for <name type="work" id="003684" ref="000570">K95</name>, <name type="work" id="003685" ref="000572">K97</name> and <name type="work" id="003686" ref="000569">K81</name>, their attribution to Mozart is uncertain, and their datings unknown. Only <name type="work" id="003687" ref="000534">K73</name> may have been composed in Italy (although it may also have been written in Salzburg at the end of 1769) and is a candidate for one of the symphonies. The other may be <name type="work" id="003691" ref="000535">K74</name>, also apparently composed at Milan in 1770. In general, see Eisen, ‘Problems of Authenticity Among Mozart's Early Symphonies’</div> <div type="footnotetext" id="fn6"> This postscript is in Italian</div></div></body></text></TEI.2>
In Mozart's Words. Version 1.0, published by HRI Online, 2011. ISBN 9780955787676.