Antonio Salieri, born on August 18, 1750, had a solid career as a composer.
Yet today, he is best-known for his appearance in the film “Amadeus.” The film, directed by Miloš Forman, was not only one of the most successful films based on classical music figures (it walked away with eight Academy Awards), but also one of the most influential. Its power is so great that many people in popular culture know Mozart for his laugh in the film, than for his music. Salieri, meanwhile, is known for being Mozart’s big rival.
But how true is any of it? Take this quiz to see how much you really know about this unique relationship.