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  • Mozart's Patron
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    Amadeus Amadeus is a movie based on the career and the death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Viennese during the 18th century. Throughout the film Antonio Salieri tells his story of his growing hatred for Mozart that eventually led to his "murder". Through out the rest of the movie you can see where Salieri is getting even more jealous of Mozart. Although Salieri was inspired to become Gods instrument the music of that time "classical era" did not revolve around the church or God unlike the Mediev...
  • Death On Wolfgang Mozart
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    It is hard to believe that the death of a man can remain unknown for several centuries. It is even harder to believe that the death of one of the greatest composers of all time, is indeed that. That composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was a child prodigy. He performed for royalty, wrote and composed symphonies, and learn to play the violin and organ without instruction all before he ever reached the age of seven. Mozart was truly blessed with a gift from God to hear the music before he ever wrote...
  • Later Caused Mozart's Death
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    Death is a word that we know and fear, but what exactly does the word death mean to you The end of life The end of time The end of hope Well maybe. Some see Death as a messenger sent by god to take away people's lives. For some people, death is the worse of the worse thing of all, but for the protagonists in the plays "Amadeus" and "Waiting for Godot" death is something that they do not fear. They actually want to die or use death as a tool to achieve a certain goal. Although this might sound od...
  • Game For Antonio Salieri
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    Appearance vs. Reality Amadeus by Peter Shaffer In the world of the 18th century, appearance was everything; and appearance often conflicted with reality. Such is the case in Peter Shaffer's, Amadeus, which follows Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's musical career. Mozart's career was enveloped in deceit and falsity, appearing to be brought on by poor choices he made, when all along he was being sabotaged by Salieri. When Mozart arrives in Vienna, Antonio Salieri pretends to welcome him. He even writes a...
  • Salieri's Growing Jealousy Of Mozart
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    At the age of the Enlightenment, Antonio Salieri becomes the most triumphant musician in the city of Vienna, however, without any warning his harmonious universe comes to an utter halt. Salieri's absolute faith in the world, in himself, and in God is all at once diminished by this spontaneous child composer. When the two opposite ends meet, there emerges a fury, a rage, and a passion in Salieri to sabotage the boy that has secured Salieri's deserved God given talent; to destroy the one pubescent...
  • God Through Mozart
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    The play 'Amadeus' is Mainly Concerned With the Destructive Nature of Jealousy This passage is all too true, both in Peter Shaffer's 'Amadeus' and in life in general. However the play is also concerned with the destructive nature of ignorance and naivety. Salieri is jealous not just of Mozart's talent, but of the fact that God gave the talent to "Mozart... spiteful, sniggering, conceited, infantine Mozart". He is envious of the vessel of God's laughter at the 'patron saint of mediocrity' as he h...
  • Salieri's Music
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    Patron Saint of All Mediocrities 10/21/98 AP English Patron Saint of All Mediocrities 1) Introduction A) Broad summary of the meB) Thesis Statement 2) Salieri's help from God) Reasons for Salieri's initial faith) God's Betrayal 3) Mozart is God's to olA) Musical torture) Romantic torture 4) Salieri declares war with God 5) Plans to use Mozart to defeat God 6) God defeats Mozart Patron Saint of All Mediocrities The movie Amadeus is a dramatic depiction of the competition between Wolfgang Amadeus ...
  • Leaves Salieri Feeling
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    In both Equus and Amadeus Shaffer shows insanity in his characters. He does this not only to stress the characters feelings and state of mind of which they are in. Also, he attempts to cast a blanket over the reader; it gives the reader the feeling that Shaffer designed the characters to express and reflect the beauty in insanity and to convey the ugliness on normality". Madness, if not out rightly divine, is at best preferable to the 20th century's ruthless and uninspired sanity, is in this pla...
  • Salieri Hate Mozart
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    This paper will take a look into the movie Amadeus, to see if the film accurately depicts the history of Amadeus and the enlightenment of the characters. The time period that the film takes place in is the 18th century. There is a mixture of social class in this film. There are rulers and commoners shown in this film. The main characters in the film which are Mozart, Salieri, and Emperor Joseph represent actual historical figures. The film was made in 1984. The film was somewhat accurate with th...
  • Mozart's Music To Salieri
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a remarkable musician and composer. Mozart was born in Salzburg Austria in 1756. By the age of four it was evident that he possessed tremendous musical talent and music memory. His father Leopold who was a master violinist and composer decided to enroll young Wolfgang in harpsichord lessons. At age five Mozart was composing music and by age six he had mastered the keyboard. By his early teens, he had mastered the piano, violin, and harpsichord and was writing symphoni...
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The Movie
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    Movie: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart The movie takes place in Vienna, Austria in the 1700's. The film begins with the attempted suicide of Antonio Salieri, a court composer of the Austrian Emperor. He is placed in a mental asylum where a priest visits and asks for his confession. Salieri claims to have caused the death of Mozart. The rest of the movie is a narration by the court composer, mostly in flashbacks, of how he caused this death. Salieri recounts that while he was playing games as a boy Mozar...
  • Gift Of Wonderful Music
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    Amadeus: God and Gifts Amadeus was a great film. The overall theme of the movie is a man vs. God. Antonio Salieri's started his life in music after his father died. He found that music was his passion. He devoted his life to writing music and to God. He was content with his music, and was considered a great Italian composer. God had given him a gift, the gift of wonderful music. Antonio Salieri's life was changed the day he heard Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The music he heard was that of God. It wa...
  • Wolfgang And Constanze Mozart
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    "For the respect his works have commanded of musicians, and the popularity they have enjoyed among wider audiences, he is probably the most admired composer in the history of Western music". With this appraisal the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, published in 1980, begins its magisterial article on Beethoven. More than a decade later one might not apply this statement to the Teutonic Goliath but to the David of Mozart. Not only is this year (1991) the bicentennial of Mozart's death,...
  • Death Of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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    The death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has long shrouded with mystery. There are many reasons for this. Medical knowledge was not as sophisticated in the eighteenth century as it is today. There was never an autopsy done on Mozart's body. Mozart's sudden sickness and his young age also brought confusion. Because of these factors, mystery has surrounded Mozart's death. There are many possible explanations for the death of Mozart and in the following paragraphs I will explore the most plausible ones...
  • Salieri And Mozart's Wife
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    The main actors and their characters they played are: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart? Tom Hulme Antonio Salieri? Murray Abraham Mozart's dad? Roy Do trice Mozart's wife? Elizabeth Berri dde Emperor Joseph II? Jeffery Jones Milos Forman – Director The movie? Amadeus? was based on two composers, Mozart and Salieri. In the begging of the movie Salieri tries to commit suicide. A priest comes to see Salieri to ask him if he has anything to confess. Salieri then begins to unravel the story of Mozart an...
  • Mozart's Traits In Amadeus
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    Amadeus The Accuracy of the Film The majority of the film Amadeus isn t focused on Amadeus at all. It is actually centered on the mediocracy of the lesser known composer Antonio Salieri. Even so, the film is full of inaccurate details, which fill the general public's knowledge of Mozart with inaccurate details, and numerous missed points. While confined to an insane asylum, Salieri tells his story. Because of his being sick, the audience subconsciously recognizes that not every detail is going t...
  • Relation Between Salieri And Mozart
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    The play "Amadeus' by Peter Shaffer was not written in order to be a biography of the great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, much more than this, Peter Shaffer wrote it as a story, rather than a history. In his story he was free to insert fiction to make the play more interesting to a wide audience, as well as to fulfill his purposes. However, musicologists and historians have written several articles claiming that Peter Shaffer "trashed this immortal'. What none of them can see is that in "Ama...
  • Mozart's Father
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    I thought that Amadeus Amadeus I thought that this was a very interesting movie. One of the things that I noticed right off is that when Antonio Salieri was playing his own pieces I had never heard any of them. As soon as he played Mozart's however, it was something that I recognized hearing before. I found it funny that when Mozart was young he wrote all these pieces and was considered to be so great and famous, but yet he acted just like any other young boy growing up, almost as if he did not ...
  • Relationship Between Salieri And Mozart
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    Amadeus: Influential Values Peter Amadeus: Influential Values Essay, Research Paper Peter Shaffer's Amadeus presents to the reader many human values. The most prominent being envy, deceit and self-sacrifice. During the course of the play these features are displayed through Salieri's actions, emotions and dialogue. The relationship between Salieri and Mozart is like a painting, commencing with splattered envy after Mozart's ext ordinary musical talents disrupt Salieri's clean, white, sanity. Spl...

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