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The Glockenspiel

An international company of actors wants to perform in Salzburg - and Devilius wants to stop them. Amadeus knows the actors and prepares a musical number with them, using music he composed on the spur of the moment. Devilius takes drastic measures to prevent the performance. In the end, all of Salzburg cheers and Devilius plays an unexpected leading role on-stage. The Music: Opera "Bastien and Bastienne" K. 50; "Petit Marche Funebre in C" K. 453a; et al. Additional Content: Monti explains how children can research the composition of a real orchestra to the music of "A Little Serenade" on the Web site. There, children can experience the impact of shifting single members of the orchestra on the music and the relation of single instruments to the whole composition.



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Never Kiss An Empress

The invitation to the imperial court still hasn't arrived. Money is short, and Devilius manipulates the innkeeper to demand the hotel bill from Amadeus' father, Leopold, in advance. Leopold has no other option but to return to Salzburg. Amadeus attempts to meet the Empress during a visit to the opera, without success. As the Mozarts make their way home in an oxcart, the invitation to the imperial court finally arrives! In a race against time, the misled innkeeper tries to reach the Mozarts to bring them back.

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The Bear Is Loose

Amadeus and his dog, Pumperl, fetch some medicine for Amadeus' sister Nannerl. On the way, Pumperl follows another dog and disappears. While Amadeus searches for Pumperl, he stumbles on a performing bear at the marketplace. He receives gold coins (ducats) from the crowd for his violin playing. Devillius, green with envy, devises a plan to catapult his nephew Mario into Amadeus' place. But Mario's fiddling instead causes the bear to flee through the alleys of Vienna. Eventually, Amadeus' violin playing prevents even worse mishaps. The Music: "Bassoon Concerto in B Major" K.

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The Broken Key

Amadeus, tired of practicing on a "silent piano" in his hotel room, is thrilled to learn that a grand piano sits in the ballroom for a "Russian Evening." While he secretly plays the piano, one of the keys breaks. Devilius wants to impress the Russian nobility and manages to put the pianist, due to perform that night, out of action. In the meantime, Amadeus and Nannerl, with the help of Pumperl, try to earn some money on the street so they can buy a new key from the piano maker. Can they pull it off in time for the special event? Who will perform that evening?

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Slippery When Wet

The empress invites the Mozarts to the imperial court again. The children persuade two of the hotel employees to pose as their parents (who can't be reached) and accompany them to the court. This leads to problems when the real parents hear about the invitation and rush to the palace. In the meantime, Amadeus and Nannerl enjoy sliding on the polished floors of the palace with Marie Antoinette, the empress' youngest daughter. Will Devilius stop another one of Amadeus' successes, or will he slip up? The Music: "Organ Fantasy in F Minor" K. 608; et al.

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