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Milan 19 Oct. / 1771
H Marcobruni sends his best wishes, he`s here now, we`re about to set off for the theatre, the opera was on the 16th, followed on the 17th by the serenata, which was so amazingly popular that it`s having to be repeated today. The Archduke recently ordered 2 copies. footnote1 All the courtiers and other people keep stopping us in the street to congratulate Wolfg. In short, I`m sorry that Wolfg.`s serenata has knocked Hasse`s opera into a cocked hat, footnote2 so much so that I can`t even begin to describe it. I`ll reply to your last letter and Nannerl`s postscript as soon as I can. You`ll see Italy in more favourable conditions than would have been the case amidst the present terrible to-do. Addio. We kiss you many 1000 times, I am your old
Mzt.
Pray! And thank God! Best wishes to all our friends. H Troger sends his regards, especially to you and Nannerl, who is sighing so much for Milan.
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