Essay On Amadeus

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Mozart’s music in Amadeus exuberantly reproduces his life with the narrative which chronologically unfolds the series of episodes related to the life of Mozart. By arranging Mozart’s music in Amadeus in the order of composition with the important episodes of his life, the movie shows that how Mozart who was once praised as the musical prodigy eventually reaches to the death at the early age. Mozart’s witty and bright music played in the early part of the movie shows his unique composition style in the period when he received lots of attention and compliment from all over Europe. For example, in the early part of the film, the song “Serenade No. 10 in B Flat Major ‘Gran Partita’ K.361” floats out in the scene that Salieri encounters Mozart for…show more content…
In Amadeus, the prelude of the opera “Don Giovanni” composed by Mozart after the death of Leopold Mozart – Mozart’s father – refers the relationship between Mozart and Leopold and the scheme of Salieri foreshadowing the death of Mozart. For one thing, the opera “Don Giovanni” explains the abnormal relationship between Mozart and his father. In the film, Mozart is illustrated as the character which always feels afraid of the presence of a ‘father.’ The dependency of Mozart in Amadeus is based on the real relationship between Mozart and Leopold. In reality, Leopold worked for the court of Salzburg and had a great ambition for success when he was young but, after the birth of Mozart, he devoted his life for education Mozart, having left his reputation and ambition as a musician. (Yu 22) Also, Mozart had never received formal education and instead he was only educated by his father until he became an adult. (Lee) Based on researches about Mozart including the two articles mentioned above, in Amadeus Mozart is portrayed as a child who is dependent on his father but feels a fear of him at the same time. To illustrate the dependency of Mozart and Leopold’s domination over

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