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[Mozart or Salieri?] 50%
« on: January 25, 2006, 02:36:12 PM »
50% I got the opera ones, but not the instrumentals.

Salieri was crushed by his pupil Beethoven, not by Mozart.  Must be tough to come in 4th best after Hayden.

The real story is Beethoven, who hinted that Salieri murdered Mozart. Or left behind some scribble or other in one of his commonplace books. The point is that Beethoven chose to study (vocal composition) under Salieri. The person who probably knew the story best is the impresario, who's name I can not spell Schickineeder. What Schindler thought of Salieri is anyones guess. Since Schindler got the last word, we will leave it at that.

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006, 08:03:13 PM »
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  obviusly moz came out on top with the test of time we'll see what happens about hayden being freightening...


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[Mozart or Salieri?] 50%
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2007, 02:53:47 PM »
I got 50%............... I'm depressed.....................



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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007, 03:42:29 PM »
from now on my name is '50 percent'.
never thought that sallieri was able to write such a good music.
well guess i was wrong.
u've just opened my very eyes.



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mozart v salieri quiz
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2007, 03:49:11 AM »
i got 80%.  i thought i would ace this.  i recognized 3 of the Mozart arias, so that helped.  i knew there was some good Salieri stuff out there, so I'm not at all surprised to hear snippets of it.  this just makes me realize that i really need to buy a couple of Salieri CDs.  Maybe that Cecilia Bartoli one, since I own her Mozart one.  that might be good balance, right?

i'm wondering if anyone else out there got tripped up by #1?  that was the only one i thought i might get wrong, and i did.  

i also missed #10 - maybe my ear was confused by that point, but it seemed rather disjointed to me -- for Mozart.  I didn't recognize it at all, so I really had to analyze what I could, and it just didn't sound right to me.  when i went back and listened again, i thought that perhaps i mistook the starkness of the modulations at the end of the clip for a lack of sophistication, instead of bold challenges to the ear that might be developed further (or echoed) later in the movement.    Along those lines, once I saw it was Mozart, i was surprised to see the date.  My first thought was that it was early/teenage Mozart (rationalization for my ego) but alas - not quite.

anyway, just wondering what others might think, and if anyone else got #10 wrong.

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Re: [Mozart or Salieri?] 50%
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2008, 04:26:22 AM »
I did well only on this test and the midi/virtuoso test. On the midi test I felt obliged to rate the dismal Van Cliburn rendition as "midi" rather than "virtuoso", hahaha!

A problem with this test for me is that I consider both Mozart and Salieri to be makers of simpering algorithmic celebrations of
dominance and submission, aka kitsch. Which doesn't mean I don't love listening to or performing them, it just ain't no Musorgski.  :P

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