L.A.S. "Weber", Dresden, March 29, 1821, [to his publisher Adolph Martin SCHLESINGER]; half-pageoblong in-8
.Rare letter about the publication of his musicfor Preciosa.
Weber wrote important incidental music, with a beautiful overture, for Pius Alexander Wolff's Preciosa, based on Cervantes' La Gitanella, which had its successful premiere on March 14, 1821 at the Königliche Hofbühne in Berlin; Weber's music was very popular, and the composer soon had the score of this music published by his usual publisher Adolph Martin Schlesinger in the version for voice and
]In this letter Weber sends his friend the Preciosa overture arranged for piano and asks him when he wants to receive the vocal parts, on which he is still
". Yesterday, Geehrter Freund! sende ich Ihnen die Ouverture der Preciosa im Klavierauszug. Haben Sie die Güte mir zu schreiben, bis wann Sie die Stimmen haben wollen. You are in the middle of the work. Mit Achtung, Ihr Weber".