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Amadeus

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Amadeus Wolfgang Mozart was a prolific genius who has inspired people for centuries. I think we can count the movie "Amadus" in that tally, because Mozart's story (and the rumors of Salieri killing Mozart), inspired screenwriter Peter Schaffer to craft a brilliant play which inspired Milos Foreman to create a timeless movie that looks and sounds fantastic. ​

But, what about the real story. Was Mozart a filthy man-child? Did Salieri really say he killed Mozart? And, what about the Requiem. 

Dear Listener, all will be revealed as my friend David, a classical music fan, joins me to dive into the world of "Amadeus". 

Sources used for this episode include:

  1. How Mozart Made - And Nearly Lost - A Fortune - Biography Newsletter

  2. 225 years ago today, Mozart died. We’re still not sure how.

  3. Mozart's Requiem: Labyrinth of Decption - Salieri Online

  4. Mozart’s Requiem: The Real Story of Mozart, Salieri, and Amadeus

  5. Shattering the Myths of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  6. A symphony of second opinions on Mozart’s final illness

  7. An Historian Goes to the Movies ~ Exploring history on the screen

  8. Amadeus: 5 Things That Were Dramaticized (& 5 That Actually Happened)

  9. Mozart's Music - Amadeus: Fact and Fiction

  10. Fact or Fiction: Historical Inaccuracies in the Film 'Amadeus'

    https://handelandhaydn.org/amadeus-fact-fiction/

  11. BBC Culture: What Amadeus gets wrong

  12. Amadeus: Fact or Fiction?

    Shattering the Myths of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Newspaper Alum

    Essay on Critiquing Amadeus by Peter Shaffer by Peter Schaffer

    Was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart ever called “Wolfi” or “Wolfie” by his wife? - Stack Exchange

  13. DNA detectives discover more skeletons in Mozart family closet | World news | The Guardian

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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