Personalities | Antonio Salieri | Classical Era | Classical
(An-ton’-yo Sal-yâr’-e) 1750–1825
Born in north Italy, Salieri went to Vienna when he was 15. He had several early successes and at 24 became court composer and conductor of the opera, and Kapellmeister 14 years later. He visited Italy where, in 1778, he wrote the opera for the opening of La Scala, Milan, and in the 1780s Paris, where he was regarded as Gluck’s true successor (that was also Gluck’s view) and enjoyed successes with Les Danaïdes (‘The Danaids’, 1784) and Tarare (1787), works of an exalted, original and rather austere post-Gluckian style. His later music is more conventional. Salieri served the Viennese court for 50 years; he was an admired teacher and a generous man and did much for music and musicians in the city.
Falstaff, soloists, Madrigalists of Milan, Orchestra Guido Cantelli (cond) Alberto Veronesi (Chandos)
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