WEDNESDAY THE FULL WORKS CONCERT, CLASSIC FM, 8PM The spotlight is on Mozart's great rival, Antonio Salieri
. He was no also-ran, but a major composer of important works.
The MCC Chorus, directed by Steven Szalaj, will perform "Jubilate Deo" by Frederic Debons, "Viva, Viva" by Antonio Salieri
, "When I heard the learn'd astronomer" by Michael Winikoff and poem by Walt Whitman.
Todd Rober ("A Paternal Patronage in Dresden: Count Heinrich von Bruhl and Gottlob Harrer"), Jane Schatkin Hettrick ("Antonio Salieri
's Requiem Mass: The Moravian Connection"), and Lucio Tufano ("The Italian Reception of Benda's Ariadne auf Naxos and Medea: Fascination and Compromise").
The movietells the life of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the eyes of his rival Antonio Salieri
and delivered Forman his second Oscar.
"One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," in which a psychiatric institution becomes a microcosm of the contemporary world, and "Amadeus," the life of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart through the eyes of his rival Antonio Salieri
, earned 13 Oscars between them, including those for best director to Forman.
But his biggest success was still yet to come; in 1984, Forman released "Amadeus", a historical film adapted from a stage-play of the same name by Peter Shafferabout Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his rivalry with fellow composer Antonio Salieri
. The film marked Forman's return to his homeland after a decade, which is where he chose to shoot this movie.
The movie Amadeus depicts Antonio Salieri
as a composer who couldn't enjoy his gift because he happened to live at the same time as the great Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri
has the power to promote his talent or destroy his name.
Always trying to renew itself and support up-and-coming artists, the Festival has set up an Opera Studio for young Quebec singers in the early stages of their careers, leading to the presentation, in Theatre de la Bordee in the Saint-Rock district of Quebec City, of two short operas by Antonio Salieri
and Mozart, both commissioned in 1786 by Emperor Joseph II on the occasion of a visit by the Governor General of the Netherlands.
Arriving at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama for this engrossing performance by the Cardiff-based Cantemus Chamber Choir, I fancied I spied the ghost of Antonio Salieri
standing at the bus stop across the road, dressed in black with a wide-brimmed hat.
And while these two composers seem to have been lined up in friendly rivalry - featuring in three major concerts over seven days at Sage Gateshead - it was Mozart who was lined up in earnest against the Italian Antonio Salieri
in 1786 during a "Whose opera is best?" contest in Vienna, playing at opposite ends of a room while people lunched.