Antonio Salieri: [reflecting upon a Mozart score (Serenade No. 10 in B Flat k.361 "Gran Partita" III)] On the page it looked nothing. The beginning simple, almost comic. Just a pulse. Bassoons and basset horns, like a rusty squeezebox. And then suddenly, high above it, an oboe. A single note, hanging there, unwavering. Until a clarinet took over and sweetened it into a phrase of such delight! This was no composition by a performing monkey! This was a music I'd never heard. Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing, it had me trembling. It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.
One of my all-time favourite movie scenes.
Watch it yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDxrf5UdyWU And this one from a little further into the movie is just about as good.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNaXQQbcgw0 Let's face it, you should be watching the movie. Nowhere else will you find such good music combined with such good acting in such a good movie. Nowhere. It's not possible.
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Stan Burfield Then there's always this bit, with the emperor smile emoticonhttps://youtu.be/Zl-N2JleNeU
Amadeus - Mozart Meeting with the Emperor