Lot 759: Austrian composer and pianist (1778-1858) who studied under Michael Haydn. ALS in German, four pages on two adjoining sheets, 4 x 6.75, no date. Letter to the organist of the Graz cathedral, Ludwig Carl Seydler. In part (translated): "I should ask you, dear Mr Seydler, kindly to exchange the 16-stave music paper for another with only 14 or even 12 staves, should that be finer than the 14-stave one, because the 16-stave paper puts too great a strain on my eyes for my new work...I would also ask you to return to me my Lamentationes, my three-voice Miserere and my Tenebrae, because I wish to include the latter, as I would the Jerusalem convertere from the Lamentations and the Miserere, in my new Passion Week." In fine condition, with significant show-through from writing to opposing sides.
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