Mozart and Salieri: the little tragedies

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In 1825, the noted Italian composer Antonio Salieri confessed on his deathbed to having poisoned Mozart, who had died 34 years earlier. Though it was later proved to be complete fabrication, the ... Read full review

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Pushi was born in Moscow. In 1817 he entered government service, but his liberalism caused him to exile to S Russia in 1820, until after the ascension of Nicholas I in 1826. Hailed in Russia as its greatest poet. He also wrote many lyrical poems, tales, and essays, and was appointed Russian histographer. His marriage to Nikolayevna Goncharova proved unhappy and led to his early death, defending his wife;s honour in a duel with her brother-in-law.

Chester Dunning is professor of history at Texas A& M University and the author of "Russia’ s First Civil War," 
Caryl Emerson is the A. Watson Armour III University Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and professor of comparative literature at Princeton University. 
Sergei Fomichev is professor of literature at the State University of Novgorod Velikii. 
Lidiia Lotman is senior researcher at the Pushkin Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia. 
Antony Wood is an award-winning translator of Pushkin’ s poetry and a member of the editorial board of the Pushkin Premiere series published by the Pushkin State Theater, St. Petersburg.

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