Salieri, Antonio

Period: Classic

Born: Tuesday, August 18, 1750 in Verona, Italy

Died: Saturday, May 7, 1825 in Vienna, Austria

Nation of Origin: Italy

Major Works:

Other Information:
Salieri gave music lessons to such high-profile composers as Beethoven, Schubert, and Liszt. He was a fine composer and was unjustly maligned by the movie "Amadeus." The film implies that Salieri caused Mozart's death because he envied Mozart's talent. That is not the case. Mozart died of rheumatic inflammatory fever. The two composers enjoyed a good professional relationship by all accounts.

General Bibliography:
Blume, Friedrich, with Norton, M. D. (Translator) and Norton, Herter (Translator), Classic and Romantic Music; A Comprehensive Survey, W. W. Norton & Company, November 1970, ISBN: 0393098680

Rosen, Charles, The Classical Style : Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, W. W. Norton & Company, March 1997, ISBN: 0393040208

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109


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Classy Classical bio by Chad Hille