Donald Macleod follows the last years of Salieri's life when, sick in body and mind, he confessed to killing Mozart. Donald considers the impact Salieri had on the world of music.
In the final programme, we follow the last years of Salieri's life, when sick in body and mind he confessed to killing Mozart. Donald Macleod discusses whether there is any truth in the rumour, and traces the impact Salieri had on the world of music. The Requiem composed by Salieri, has been specially recorded by the BBC Singers and BBC Concert Orchestra for this programme. It was first heard at Salieri's own funeral, where the entire musical establishment turned out to pay homage to the great man.
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