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The Bet

The Bishop would like to give Countess Kussmaul, a patron and great lover of Mozart's music, one of Amadeus' compositions as a birthday gift. Devilius bets the Bishop that Amadeus cannot deliver a piece in such a short time. Confident of Mozart's talent as a composer, the Bishop wagers half of his royal household. In an attempt to win the wager, Devilius and Monti the Rat devise a villainous plan. Will Mozart finish his composition on time or will the Bishop make Devilius a wealthy man? The Music: "Violin Sonata in F" K. 376; "Horn Concerto in E Flat Major" K. 417; "Minuet" K. 94; et al. Additional Content: In this episode, Amadeus attempts to write a new composition before nightfall. How do composers compose? Monti shows the moment when Amadeus turns his musical idea into the principal theme of his composition. On the basis of this simple musical piece for three instruments (piano, violin and cello), Monti explains how a composition is built, the notes of each instrument and the single melody. Finally, viewers see and hear the complete composition played by Amadeus, Nannerl and their father Leopold.

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Solo for Amadeus

On the Bishop of Salzburg's name day, Amadeus will sing a brilliant solo for the festivities, but his malicious and envious rival, the lower court marshal Devilius, wants to stop him. Amadeus must help Mr. Hagenauer, the Bishop's court purveyor and the Mozart family's landlord, locate the missing coach carrying the delicious chocolates from Linz urgently needed for the festival. The chocolates finally reach Salzburg and the Hagenauers, but will Amadeus arrive in time to perform his solo? The Music: "Piano Sonata in C Major" K. 545; et al.

  • 2019-11-02T01:00:00-07:00
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The Stolen Watch

Amadeus prepares a composition for the Golden Needle of Salzburg competition. The ambitious Devilius and conniving Monti the Rat want Devilius' nephew, Mario, to win the prize instead. With the help of a pocket watch and a stolen Mozart melody, they manage to make Amadeus look like a thief and plagiarist. In a spooky graveyard scene, Amadeus and his friend finally force a confession from Mario. Will it be enough to clear Amadeus of the charges or will Mario win the Golden Needle of Salzburg? The Music: Aria "Ein Maedchen oder Weibchen" from the opera "The Magic Flute" K. 620; et al.

  • 2019-11-02T01:30:00-07:00
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Pumperl In Trouble

Devilius and Monti the Rat scheme about a devious new plan. Together, they lure Pumperl, Amadeus' sweet little dog, into the hands of a dogcatcher. They hope he'll be too busy searching for Pumperl to perform at the silver wedding anniversary of his friend Kati's parents. This would enable Devilius' nephew Mario, who fell madly in love with Kati, to take Amadeus' place (and his music). Unfortunately for them, the bad guys didn't count on Pumperl's cleverness. The Music: "Piano Trio in G" K. 564; et al.

  • 2019-11-03T01:00:00-07:00
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Kidnappers

Devilius hires two evil crooks to kidnap Amadeus and his best friend Kajetan so he can finally discover the secret behind Amadeus' music. The two boys, not easily taken by surprise, outwit the naive crooks and save themselves on a raft - until they encounter dangerous rapids. The Music: "Horn Concerto No. 4" K. 495; Piano Sonata "Rondo alla Turca" K. 331; "Serenade in G" ("A Little Serenade") K. 525; et al. Additional Content: Monti goes on a sightseeing tour through Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, where many landmarks remain from Mozart's day.

  • 2019-11-03T01:30:00-07:00
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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.

  • 2019-11-10T00:00:00-08:00
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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.

  • 2019-11-10T00:30:00-08:00
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