Antonio Salieri

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Antonio Salieri

Antonio Salieri (18 August 17507 May 1825) was an Italian classical composer, conductor and teacher.

Quotes[edit]

  • I feel that the end of my days is drawing near; my senses are failing me; my delight and strength in creating songs are gone; he, who was once honored by half of Europe, is forgotten; others have come and are the objects of admiration; one must give place to another. Nothing remains for me but trust in God, and the hope of an unclouded existence in the Land of Peace.
    • Salieri in a conversation with Hüttenbrenner on June 8, 1822, quoted in Alexander Wheelock Thayer, Salieri: rival of Mozart (1989), p. 150

Quotes about Salieri[edit]

  • [Salieri] did not harbor a grudge against Mozart, who eclipsed him; but whenever he spotted a weak point in Mozart he drew his students' attention to it. Thus one day, when I was alone with Salieri, he divulged that Mozart had completely misinterpreted the final scene of the first act in "Titus." Rome is burning; the whole population is in revolt; the music ought to rage and be tumultuous; but Mozart chose a slow, solemn tempo and rather expressed dread and horror. I did not let Salieri confuse me, and still agree with Mozart's views. As far as I know, Salieri missed only one performance of "Don Juan." This work must have interested him particularly; but I have no idea whether he ever commented about it enthusiastically.
    • Anselm Hüttenbrenner, in his recollections of Schubert, as quoted in Volkmar Braunbehrens, Maligned Master: The Real Story of Antonio Salieri (1992), p. 226

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