Mozart's Music In The Film Amadeus

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First of all, the Mozart’s music in Amadeus is used to illustrate vividly the overall life of Mozart and the situation in which Mozart’s was in when he composed his music. The film Amadeus is based on the play of the same title written by Peter Shaffer which is created depending on the rumor floating around Vienna in the 1820s that Salieri poisoned Mozart. Even though it is clearly revealed that the rumor saying Mozart’s death is deeply related to Salieri is not true by several historical researches, still, the movie Amadeus depicts the fictional life of Mozart in a realistic way with appealing and enthrallment that the plot has. In addition to the narrative’s high level of immersion, the works of Mozart, which are properly placed with the…show more content…
For real, Mozart’s “Requiem” which is known as a Mass for dead – the music offered for the repose of the soul of one or more deceased persons in the context of a funeral – is the left work unfinished at the Mozart’s death. (Wikipedia) Although, Mozart’s Requiem was composed for Franz von Walsegg to commemorate his dead wife in real, the work played in Amadeus seems to be used to describe the Mozart’s miserable final years and his death caused by Salieri vividly. In other words, “Requiem” in Amadeus is suggested as an important musical symbol regarding the death of the great composer. The music firstly flows in the scene that Salieri wearing a black mask which remind Mozart of his father visits Mozart’s house to request composing a Mass for the dead. By continuously arranging “Requiem, K. 626, Introitus,” the first part of Mozart’s Requiem, in the scene of Salieri’s confession of his plan to murder Mozart in 1823 followed by the scene of Salieri’s commission for Requiem, the director clearly suggests that the requiem for the client is actually for Mozart himself and the plot about Mozart’s death will be unfolded in earnest in the movie. After all, before the scene of Mozart and Salieri work on the “Requiem” together at the last moment of Mozart, the second and
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