Watch ‘Amadeus’ – A Movie That Celebrates the Music & Madness Of Mozart

Amadeus the movie

A must see for all piano lovers & Mozart fans. Amadeus is a 1984 period drama film adapted from Shaffer’s stage play Amadeus (1979).

This movie is truly interesting and entertaining. You will come to learn of Mozart’s life like you haven’t known before. Witness his trials, tribulations and triumphs. Also, the movie is made that much more intriguing because of the adventures that Mozart had in his life as well as the mystery that surrounds his death, which many believe to have been a murder at the hands of a rival composer.

The story is a variation of Alexandr Pushkin’s play Mozart i Salieri, in which the composer Antonio Salieri recognizes the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart but thwarts him out of envy. The story is set in Vienna, Austria, during the latter half of the 18th century.

The plot of the movie revolves around the piano playing genius of Mozart and the major turns in his life as he reached fame. All of us have heard of Mozart and heard his music. We all know him as the piano composer genius who created some unbeatable symphonies and operas on the piano.

But this movie will surprise many as it shows the character of Mozart as a person. He was brilliant, childish, and annoying all at the same time. Also, his life and the way it ended will come as a surprise to many. In his time he did not receive the laurels of respect that we bestow on him now as the legendary composer and genius that he was. You will also gain a look in to the other side of his music compositions that one does not often get to hear, namely the operas. He composed many of these.

Plot Summary for Amadeus, the movie.

Antonio Salieri believes that Mozart’s music is divine. He wishes he was himself as good a musician as Mozart so that he can praise the Lord through composing. But he can’t understand why God favored Mozart, such a vulgar creature, to be his instrument. Salieri’s envy has made him an enemy of God whose greatness was evident in Mozart. He is set to take revenge. Written by Khaled Salem

Claiming to have murdered the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the now elderly Antonio Salieri recounts to a priest his dealings with the brilliant composer. Salieri was court composer to Austrian Emperor Joseph II when Mozart and he first met. The Emperor, a major patron of the arts, immediately commissioned Mozart to write an opera in German, rather than the customary Italian. Mozart is childish, arrogant, annoying and brilliant all at once and Salieri is simultaneously in awe and green with envy at his genius. Salieri uses Mozart’s difficult relationship with his father and his guilt over being a bad son to drive him slightly mad and into a downward spiral of ill health, leading to his death.

Do You Know Everything About Mozart?

Mozart

Mozart is considered to be my many the most talented of piano music composers. Almost all of his music pieces are the hallmark and testament of musical genius.

He was also eccentric and and has many behavioural peculiarities. But then what else can you expect from a genus. Mozart was accomplished at the piano right from the time that he was a child. His father took him around the country and presented his talents for the amusement of many lords and nobles.

There is a famous incident about Mozart where he memorised an entire composition and was able to play it back after listening to it just once.

But do you know that his death is shrouded in mystery? We take time to talk about this prodigal genius because anyone interested in piano as an instrument, be it playing or listening, should know about the lives and tribulations of the great piano artists. Mozart’s death was a suspected case of poisoning by a rival pianist Antonio Salieri, who was jealous of the phenomenal talent of Mozart. However, researchers have offered almost 200 possible reasons for Mozart’s death. The most reasonable cause of Mozart’s death is rheumatic fever.

He was severely ill for many days before his death. He was also know to be plagued with ill health right from the beginning. So the poison theory is discarded by many.

Mozart was buried in a common grave and not given any honors when he died. 

During his last weeks he composed one of the most famous pieces ever – the Requiem. Read more about Mozart here, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolfgang_Amadeus_Mozart