Peter Shaffer - Amadeus

(4.5 stars; 4 reviews)

Peter Shaffer's award-winning play combines fiction and history. Details the final years of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Antonio Salieri, an older composer, propelled by jealousy, plots the tragic downfall of his brilliant rival. 1781: Court Composer Antonio Salieri is the most famous musician in all of Vienna and a great favourite of Emperor Joseph II. Then, from nowhere a youngman called Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart changes all that. Salieri becomes desperate - how can he rid himself of this brilliant young interloper? Producer: David Spenser Director: Peter Hall Antonio Salieri: Paul Scofield Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Simon Callow Constanze Mozart: Felicity Kendall Constanze Mozart: Fellicity Kendall Joseph II: John Normington Gottfried, Baron van Sweiten: Nicholas Selby Count Franz Orsini Rosenberg: Willoughby Goddard Johann Kilian von Strack: Basil Henson Venticelli: Donald Gee Venticelli: Dermot Crowley Citizen of Vienna: Nigel Bellairs Citizen of Vienna: Susan Gilmore Citizen of Vienna: Peggy Marshall Citizen of Vienna: Robin Meredith Citizen of Vienna: Anne Sedgwick Citizen of Vienna: William Sleigh Citizen of Vienna: Glenn Williams First broadcast: Sunday 23rd January 1983, 18:30 on BBC Radio 3

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


Amadeus 2:16:14