BOSTON (AP) — A rare letter that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed to a friend has sold at auction for $217,000.
The Boston-based RR Auction house says the one-page German note was written in 1786 to Austrian botanist Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, a close friend of Mozart’s.
It 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 auction house didn’t disclose the identity of the buyer.
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RR Auction executive vice president Bobby Livingston said Thursday that Mozart letters are among the musical items most sought by collectors.