One of only four known such tickets: of the other three, two are in institutions (Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, Vienna; Internationale Stiftung Mozart, Salzburg) and one is in a private collection. See the sale in these rooms, 6 December 1991, lot 141.
To which concert such a ticket would have granted admission has been a matter of speculation: various times and venues have been suggested, for instance Mozart's 1782 Augarten series (see Bory, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Sein Leben und sein Werk in Bildern, p.122) or the composer's 1785 Mehlgrube concerts (see NMA X/32, ('Mozart und seine Welt in zeitgenössischern Bildern'), p.338). The undeniable passe-partout appearance of the ticket, however, is perhaps an indication that large numbers were printed to be used by Mozart over more than one season. Some idea of who might have made use of such a ticket is provided by Mozart's famous autograph list of subscribers to his 1784 Lenten series (see Anderson, pp.870-872) - a veritable who's who of Viennese society. That the present ticket was actually used is indicated by the presence of the composer's validating stamp.
Formerly belonging to Professor Albert Kopfermann (1846-1914), from 1908 Director of the Music Division of the Prussian State Library, Berlin.
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