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Mozart and Salieri

Post  pinhedz on Wed Jun 15, 2011 2:59 am

You've all seen the movie with Murray Abrams and Tom Hulce, but the original play was written 200 years ago by Alexander Pushkin.

The play was turned into an opera by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Here we see Salieri played in the opera in 1898 by Feodor Chaliapin--who you all know as Olga's great grandfather:


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Re: Mozart and Salieri

Post  pinhedz on Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:02 am

Here is a remarkably high-quality recording of Chaliapin in the role of Salieri:


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Re: Mozart and Salieri

Post  Lee Van Queef on Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:28 pm

pinhedz wrote:Here is a remarkably high-quality recording

Indeed! Sounds amazing for 1898!!!!! Question Question Question Question Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation

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Post  pinhedz on Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:16 pm

TickleCockBridge wrote:
pinhedz wrote:Here is a remarkably high-quality recording

Indeed! Sounds amazing for 1898!!!!! Question Question Question Question Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
That recording actually is a little bit more recent than the pic.
But I do have some listenable (just barely) recordings from the 1890s.

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Re: Mozart and Salieri

Post  pinhedz on Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:06 am

Pushkin's original was not written to be an opera libretto, it was written to be a one-act play.

Here, Salieri is played by the legendary Innokentiy Smokhtunovskiy:


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Post  pinhedz on Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:18 pm

This is the last scene of Pushkin's play:


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Re: Mozart and Salieri

Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon May 20, 2013 7:20 pm

miraculous ability to have groups of characters maintain their individuality through elaborate ensembles. Leporello's stuttttering fright, the Don's bravvvado in the face of doooom and the Commendatore's relentlesssss intoning of his challenge in the statue scene in Donald Giovanni ... one example out of many


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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:15 pm

Rolling Eyes 

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Post  Yakima Canutt on Fri Aug 02, 2013 7:18 pm


note: Sarek is crying cuz he has Vulcan Alzheimer's or whatever

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Re: Mozart and Salieri

Post  pinhedz on Sun Aug 04, 2013 6:03 am

Not to nitpik, but the tear-jerker in this case is by Brahms--not Mozart.  

bersa888 1 month ago says "Just about the WORST fake-violin playing on film... :-)"

poppycock--the worst fake violin playing on film is by Julie Andrews. Mad 

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Re: Mozart and Salieri

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:12 am

Yes yes yes it was the 2366 Annual Enterprise-D Mozart Recital (plus Bonus Brahms B-flat Sex. #1)...  I am so sorry I thought everyone already was knowing that.

And for clarify: dignified Sarek was starts to cry of the Bendii Syndrome which is a degenerative neurological illness affecting a minority of elderly Vulcans. Initially it is characterized by wasting, weakness, fatigue, fever, and a gradual but accelerating loss of emotional control, with victims exhibiting sudden bursts of emotion. Diagnosis is made by culturing tissue samples taken from the patient's metathalamus. There is no known treatment, but the disease is the focus of ongoing medical research.

A dangerous side effect of Bendii Syndrome is that the loss of emotional control can be telepathically projected to others. Vulcans are able to resist the emotional projections, but if the afflicted person is in the presence of non-Vulcans the emotions can cause outbreaks of violence. An attending Vulcan telepath can keep these projections under control, but when the sufferer is particularly stressed, the side effect can overwhelm such efforts.

Ambassador Sarek was afflicted with Bendii Syndrome at the age of 201, and his struggle with the condition ended two years later in 2368, when he died.

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Re: Mozart and Salieri

Post  Yakima Canutt on Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:13 am

jeepers wot a doozy.

well ya kno, we wouldnt want 2 pass up a 'tunity 2 B pedantikal & shit, so lets make cleer that at tha 'cital first Lt. Commander Data 'n' frenz preform Wolf Moz's String Quartet #19 in C major 1st move. Adagio-Allegro 'n' Shit


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