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    I haven't seen the movie Amadeus, but I want to see it soon!

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    I have almost never enjoyed Mozart's music. My music professors, teachers and conductors in school loved and covered his major works, and my orchestra friends shake their heads when I ask them what's the big deal about his operas. I've read Bernstein's comments about his inventiveness and performed his works and made many attempts to listen to various other works, and I just can't muster any interest. His violin concertos are brutal--if you can't play near perfectly, they are painful to listen to. Very unforgiving.
    However, the movie Amadeus was very entertaining, and there are quite a few beautiful and meaningful passages that really help boost appreciation for the music in its time period.

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    Oh Fretless you are a brave man coming on a music forum saying you don't get Mozart, I take my hats off to you as I also don't rate him as highly as a lot of other music lovers do, yet I have an awful lot of "Mozart CDs" perhaps this is not the thread to go into that
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    I can understand the comment about Mozart's violin concertos being very unforgiving.
    He would have strong sections that would need to play off each other,
    very conversational, just not the one flow.
    Tom Hulse created a wonderful character for the movie, a boyish appearance and attitude with an authoritative voice.
    The only actor I see as being his brother in real life or having a similar look and character,
    is Tim Roth, who played Rocky in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", another operatic character.
    He's my favorite cinematic devil in that unicorn movie.

    When you love someone, or even if they just make you laugh, it's easier to love their music.
    Mozart certainly knew how to do that in real life.

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    You may be thinking of Tim Curry who played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror. But Tim Roth would be a good choice as well--he did a fabulous Vincent Van Gogh.

    I was a little hard on Mozart. I believe that in my future there will be a place for a deeper appreciation of Mozart, especially the operas. I will likely keep making regular attempts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fretless View Post
    You may be thinking of Tim Curry who played Dr. Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror. But Tim Roth would be a good choice as well--he did a fabulous Vincent Van Gogh.

    I was a little hard on Mozart. I believe that in my future there will be a place for a deeper appreciation of Mozart, especially the operas. I will likely keep making regular attempts.
    And that my friend is how we learn to appreciate many composers/compositions. Believe me I have some I still have trouble listen too.
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    This is the movie I want to see

    Iron Wolf vs The Beethoveneator - the boxing composers

    The movie "Amadeus".-boxing-composers2-jpg

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    Who is the joker on the right?
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    Some sort of cyborg Austrian Actor I believe.

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