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Shooting Stars

The children want to sled next to the river on a snowy winter day in Salzburg. Pumperl hops onto a piece of floating ice and drifts away. A dramatic rescue operation ensues with help from Mario and a few unpopular boys from the neighborhood. They eventually locate Pumperl with a telescope, which the Bishop later intends to use to view hundreds of shooting stars. The weather doesn't cooperate, but Amadeus once again enchants the assembled company with his music. The Music: "Piano Sonata in D" (Duernitz) K. 284; "Divertimento in D" K. 136; "Qui tollis" from the "C Minor Mass" K. 427; et al. Additional Content: Amadeus named three symphonies after his hometown. This segment highlights the famous "Salzburg Symphonies" using scenes from the series in which they appear. Monti explains why this music fit well within the scenes.



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The Birdseller

Amadeus wants to buy a new canary from the bird seller to cheer up his heartbroken sister, Nannerl. Meanwhile, Devilius thinks a magnificent golden eagle will turn him into a genius composer. He steals the eagle while staging an incident that results in all of the birds escaping. Authorities wrongly blame Amadeus and his friend for the incident and throw them into the dungeon of the Bishop's palace. Can they prove their innocence before the eagle makes Devilius' dreams a reality? The Music: "Salzburg Symphony No. 1" K.

  • 2016-08-27T00:00:06-07:00
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Mixed Up Violins

A bishop asks the Mozart family, now on a concert tour, to take a valuable violin to Munich as a present for the prince-elector. As always, Devilius wants to get the Mozarts into trouble, so he replaces the valuable violin with a worthless old fiddle. He hopes to make it look like the Mozarts sold the valuable violin in order to make money. Then, Devilius will simply hand over the real violin and receive generous praise. In the end, Amadeus' musical genius takes center stage and thwarts Devilius' plans. The Music: "Violin Concerto in G" K. 216; "Divertimento in F" K.

  • 2016-08-28T00:01:07-07:00
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  • 2016-09-03T00:00:00-07:00
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Rumors

Devilius maliciously spreads the rumor that all of Amadeus' compositions were written by his father, Leopold Mozart. As a result, the Bishop organizes a competition in which Amadeus must compete against Devilius. An herbalist mixes a special ink for Devilius that makes Amadeus' composition disappear. Can Amadeus uncover Devilius' terrible plot before time runs out? The Music: "Serenade in G" ("A Little Serenade") K. 525; Aria of the "Koenigin der Nacht" from "The Magic Flute" K. 620; "Clarinet Concerto in A" K. 622; et al.

  • 2016-09-04T00:00:00-07:00
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