Salieri - Tarare

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Salieri - Tarare

Christophe Rousset, Cyrille Dubois, Jean-Sebastian Bou, Karine Deshayes, Judith van Wanroi...

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Antonio Salieri’s posthumous reputation has both prospered and suffered thanks to the highly fictionalised representation of him in Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play Amadeus (played memorably by F Murray Abraham in Miloš Forman’s Oscar-winning 1984 film version). Since the 1980s there has been a notable revival of interest in the music of the Italian-born, Vienna-based contemporary of Mozart; but it has come at the expense of being cast as the ‘bad guy’ implicated in Mozart’s death, for which there is no historical evidence at all. Indeed, the composer... read more

Antonio Salieri’s posthumous reputation has both prospered and suffered thanks to the highly fictionalised representation of him in Peter Shaffer’s 1979 play Amadeus (played memorably by F Murray Abraham in Miloš Forman’s Oscar-winning 1984... read more

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