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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 162</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">162. <name type="person" id="2681" ref="3751">LEOPOLD MOZART</name> TO HIS <name type="person" id="2684" ref="3753">WIFE</name> IN <name type="place" id="2685" ref="47">SALZBURG</name></hi></div><div type="date-and-place"><lb/> <hi rend="underline"><name type="place" id="2686" ref="89">Milan</name></hi>, Shrove Tuesday [27 February] <hi rend="underline">1770</hi></div>We suddenly found ourselves having to drive to the <name type="work" id="2687" ref="2">opera</name> and ball last Saturday with the <name type="person" id="2688" ref="2114">steward</name>, so I wasn`t able to write. Our concert is now behind us; it took place last Friday. <ref type="footnote" id="fn0" n="1"></ref> It passed off like all the others and requires no further explanation. We are in good health, God be praised, and while we`re not rich, we always have a little more than we need. With God`s help we`ll be leaving <name type="place" id="2689" ref="89">Milan</name> and going to <name type="place" id="2690" ref="97">Parma</name> on the Monday or Tuesday of the second week of Lent. <ref type="footnote" id="fn1" n="2"></ref> We`d go sooner, but His Excellency <name type="person" id="2691" ref="1836">Count Firmian</name> wants to give a grand concert for the ladies of his house during the first week of Lent; <ref type="footnote" id="fn2" n="3"></ref> and there are other things, too, that need to be sorted out first. Here people will still be eating meat tomorrow and on Thursday, there are operas and balls every day, with the final ball on Saturday. This is according to the Use of St Ambrose, which is how the whole city lives. In the monasteries, however, Roman customs are observed and Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. <ref type="footnote" id="fn3" n="4"></ref> But on Ash Wednesday and Thursday all the priests leave their monasteries and rush away to their acquaintances in the town and invite themselves to eat meat. How do you like that? Oh, in due course I`ll tell you a hundred such delightful stories, which, far from being edifying, are in fact extremely annoying. I`m extremely pleased to hear that <name type="place" id="2692" ref="47">Salzb.</name> is so full of life and that you, too, have something to entertain you. Give everyone my best wishes. I shall write to His Excellency the <name type="person" id="2693" ref="1833">Chief Steward</name> before I leave here. Continue to address your letters to Monsieur <name type="person" id="2694" ref="4074">Troger</name> even after I`ve left here, he`ll forward them to the right address. Farewell. I must close. Wolfg. is busy writing two arias. <ref type="footnote" id="fn4" n="5"></ref> I kiss you and <name type="person" id="2695" ref="3752">Nannerl</name> 1000 times and am<lb/> Your old Mzt<lb/>Herr <name type="person" id="2696" ref="105">Basilius</name>`s accident not only greatly upset us, it also cost Wolfg. many tears, you know how sensitive he is. God grant that he may get better. With all my heart I wish him a speedy recovery and send him our very best wishes.<lb/><lb/><name type="person" id="2697" ref="4038">MOZART</name>`S POSTSCRIPT TO HIS <name type="person" id="2699" ref="3752">SISTER</name><lb/><lb/>And I kiss <name type="person" id="2700" ref="3753">Mama</name> and you, I`m completely confused with all the things I have to do and can`t possibly write any more.</div><div type="footnotes"><div type="footnotetext" id="fn0"> 23 March</div> <div type="footnotetext" id="fn1"> In the event, the Mozarts left Milan on Thursday 15 March</div> <div type="footnotetext" id="fn2"> This concert took place on 12 March; see letter 165</div> <div type="footnotetext" id="fn3"> Here Leopold describes a difference between the Ambrosian or Milanese rite, named after the fourth century Bishop of Milan Saint Ambrose, and the traditional Roman rite, including the start of Lent four days later than in Rome; accordingly, the date of Leopold's letter, Shrove Tuesday, coincided with the end of the Milanese Carnival. Important liturgical differences, including some that may in part lie behind Leopold's criticisms of north Italian church music, are the inclusion of an antiphon after the Gospel and the performance of an offertory before the Credo</div> <div type="footnotetext" id="fn4"> Possibly <name type="work" id="002682" ref="000383">K77</name> and <name type="work" id="002683" ref="000216">K88</name>, both apparently composed at Milan in early 1770</div></div></body></text></TEI.2>
In Mozart's Words. Version 1.0, published by HRI Online, 2011. ISBN 9780955787676.