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Antonio Salieri, Mozart’s rival, was rumored to have confessed to murdering Mozart before his own death in 1825. In 1897, Nikolai Rimksy-Korsakov (1844-1908) wrote an opera called Mozart and Salieri. Most of you probably remember this long-lived historical rumor, however, from the movie Amadeus which reinvigorated the old question of how Mozart died. I’m sorry to tell you, however, that Salieri despite being incredibly jealous of Mozart’s greater talent, did not kill him. Mozart probably died from undercooked pork. With such an romantic ending for one of the greatest composers ever, it is no wonder that people prefer the rumor

Antonio Salieri, Mozart’s rival, was rumored to have confessed to murdering Mozart before his own death in 1825. In 1897, Nikolai Rimksy-Korsakov (1844-1908) wrote an opera called Mozart and Salieri. Most of you probably remember this long-lived historical rumor, however, from the movie Amadeus which reinvigorated the old question of how Mozart died. I’m sorry to tell you, however, that Salieri despite being incredibly jealous of Mozart’s greater talent, did not kill him. Mozart probably died from undercooked pork. With such an romantic ending for one of the greatest composers ever, it is no wonder that people prefer the rumor

(Source: facts.randomhistory.com)

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