Born: Tuesday, August 18, 1750 in Verona, Italy
Died: Saturday, May 7, 1825 in Vienna, Austria
Nation of Origin: Italy
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.
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The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven
by Charles Rosen
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