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 (säl-yĕr′ē), Antonio 1750-1825.
Italian composer whose operas and chamber works won him the position of Kapellmeister to the Austrian court (1788-1824). He also served as a tutor to younger composers including Beethoven, Liszt, and Schubert.
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(Italian ˌsalˈjeri)
(Biography) Antonio (anˈtonjo). 1750–1825, Italian composer and conductor, who worked in Vienna (from 1766). The suggestion that he poisoned Mozart has no foundation
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(səlˈyɛər i, sæl-; It. sɑˈlyɛ ri)
Antonio, 1750–1825, Italian composer and conductor.
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And so Matthews tells the story of two men: Kennedy, the Mozart that won people's hearts, and Nixon, the Salieri who knew his craft but lived in the shadow of his nemesis.
Perhaps the most famous 'lesser' composer of the eighteenth century is Antonio Salieri, known to millions who saw the absurd film, 'Amadeus', as the man who 'murdered' Mozart.
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In addition to his society verse and his satires, he wrote comic opera librettos to the music of Antonio Salieri and Giovanni Paisiello.
Umlauf himself did not last very long in this position, however, for in April 1780 his renowned contemporary, Antonio Salieri, returned to Vienna after two years' absence and soon replaced him.
Amadeus (1980), adapted successfully as a film in 1984, deals with Antonio Salieri's struggle to reconcile his own aspirations to be great with Mozart's real greatness.
Milos Forman's new movie, Amadeus, based on Peter Shaffer's play about Mozart and his rival composer Salieri, has taken flak for its lack of authenticity with respect to Mozart's life and career.
Today, we shall see the two most attacking sides in the Premier League scintillate in a way that Jose (right) can only dream of, in his Manchester hotel suite, ever the Salieri to Pep's enviable Mozart.
029 20 232199 FILM Amadeus Aging composer Salieri recalls the young Mozart gaining favour in the Austrian court and the part he played in the sabotage of his rival's career.
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.
Weeks after a New York Philharmonic debut in Messiahs last Dec., he sang Enrico in Pacific Opera Victoria's Lucia di Lammermoorm Feb., the Count in Opera Lyra Ottawa's Downton Abbey-inflected Le nozze di Figaro in Mar., a concert performance of Rimsky-Korsakov's Mozart and Salieri with the Vancouver Symphony in Apr., then made his role debut as Puccini's Scarpia with Opera de Quebec in May.