Poll: Cast Your Vote For Mozart or Salieri

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Mozart vs. Salieri. Mozart vs. Salieri. (Wikimedia Commons)

In this turbulent election season, WQXR is your respite from the non-stop political coverage. And during our fall membership drive, you can cast your vote for the peace and calm of classical music by supporting WQXR with a donation.

Still, it's fun to think about how one of classical music's most notorious rivalries would have played out at the polls. Take a listen to this potentially explosive Salieri attack ad.


Who would you vote for, Mozart or Salieri?


Produced by:

Kim Nowacki


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Comments [5]


This "ad" is the best one of the election season - a much needed laugh, for which I am very grateful. Thank you, WQXR!

Nov. 06 2016 11:55 PM
Paul from Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

I have been a huge fan of radio all my life, starting in the late 40's and early 50's, listening with my Grandfather. Your "ad" for " Minor composers" has got to be one of the funniest things I have ever heard..." I am Antonio Salieri, and I approved this message..." Too much!!!

Oct. 28 2016 08:50 AM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

I do enjoy Jeff's 3 minute synopsis but this whole who was better Salieri or Mozart is stupid.
I too am an original founding contributing member. Wish I could contribute more.
I am saddened that there is now only one classical music station available.

Oct. 25 2016 01:43 PM

These "political' ads by QXR are so great, they should be expanded and
put into a CD, which I would gladly buy, and even add to my patron contribution. Perhaps they could even be combined with a CD produced from
Spurgeon's famous "3 minute opera synopses", which should also be expanded to all the operas broadcast on QXR.
P.S. I am so proud to be one of the original founding sustaining members of QXR- the programming is now even better than when it was owned by a profit making entity!

Oct. 24 2016 10:13 AM
Concetta Nardone from Nassau

This quiz is b.s. Salieri was a better composer than we give him credit for. Of course, the film Amadeus did not help his reputation.
QXR broadcasts Salieri's music and I enjoy it very much.

Oct. 20 2016 12:53 PM

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