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Antonio Salieri

The Italian opera composer Antonio Salieri was born near Verona on 18 August 1750 and died in Vienna nearly 75 years later, on 7 May 1825, having stopped composing in the early 1800s when his style went out of fashion. His pupils included Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and Franz Liszt, and he was himself taught by Pescetti and Gassmann, with later advice from Christoff Willibald Gluck. He composed about forty operas in French, German and Italian, including the scandalous Les Danaïdes, and his output also includes cantatas, chamber music, concertos, harpsichord sonatas, masses, oratorios and symphonies.

A selection of M&V articles about Antonio Salieri

Ensemble. Rapturous Beauty - Richard Strauss's 'Capriccio', reviewed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. A Fine Rendition - 'Così fan tutte' at Arizona Opera, reviewed by Maria Nockin

Ensemble. Sing ye to the Lord - Roderic Dunnett was at the 2009 Hereford Three Choirs Festival

A Real Find - Robert Davies made a remarkable impact when he stood in as Papageno late in the run of English Touring Opera's 'The Magic Flute'; Roderic Dunnett profiles him and celebrates the progress of other ETO cast members

Ensemble. Another Treat - Martinu's 'Mirandolina' at Garsington Opera, by Roderic Dunnett

DVD Spotlight. Fictional Hokum - Kevin Sullivan's 'Magic Flute Diaries', reviewed by Howard Smith. '... a "rag-bag" of special effects and Mozartian absurdities ...'

Ensemble. Dueling Divas - One-act operas by Mozart and Salieri, reviewed by Kelly Ferjutz

Ensemble. Too many words? - Peter Shaffer's play 'Amadeus', reviewed by Kelly Ferjutz

Record box - Blowing to good purpose - Brass in consort, with Basil Ramsey

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