Classical composer Salieri

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MUHI 1321 The Art of Listening A Symphony of Salieri Classical composer, Antonio Salieri, is often a name you hear loosely associated with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Born in 1750 in Legnago, Italy, Salieri was also a conductor, although he was greatly shadowed by the brilliance of Austrian born, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His character was sullied upon the death of Mozart as he was the prime suspect at the time, though the allegations were false. Salieri had lesser popularity compared to the revered Mozart, who was an Austrian native. Besides his notorious reputation, Salieri took on teaching such masters as, Schubert, Hummel, Meyerbeer, Liszt, Ludwig van Beethoven, and even taught one of Mozart’s sons. Salieri was a harpsichordist as well as a violinist. In the film Amadeus we see him playing a clavichord, an instrument more suited for a rehearsal. At a young age, Antonio Salieri moved to Vienna. He was highly influenced by the innovative German composer, Christoph Willibald Gluck. In Vienna he learned from
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This essay was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course MUHI Art of Lis taught by Professor ? during the Spring '08 term at SMU.

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