A letter wrote by the famous Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to his friend sold at auction in Boston for $217,000. The one-page letter dates from 1786 and was sent to the Austrian botanist Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Mozart’s close friend. In the note, Mozart asks von Jacquin to send a messenger to return three scores of music: “the Quartet in G minor, the Sonata in Eb and the ‘New Trio in G.'”
The Boston-based RR Auction house state that Mozart’s letters are among the items from the sphere of music that cause the greatest attention of collectors.
The identity of the buyer wasn’t disclosed.