Salieri, Antonio (opera)
- John A. Rice
(b Legnago, Aug 18, 1750; d Vienna, May 7, 1825). Italian composer, mainly resident in Vienna. A major contributor to and shaper of Viennese operatic life from 1770 to the beginning of the 19th century, he also composed successful operas in Italy and Paris, and won much admiration from German operagoers as a composer who, in the words of one contemporary critic, ‘could bind all the power of German music to the sweet Italian style’....