AMADEUS – THE SOUNDTRACK
Music Director, Sir Neville Marriner said of Amadeus that his “main concern is that the music should be presented faultlessly, not just technically, but as a perfect complement to what is on the screen. You can’t cut the music to fit the film. One of the good things about Amadeus was that the film was shot around the music- not the other way around as is usually the case”.
With Mozart at its core throughout, the music score of Amadeus contains some of the composer’s greatest work including The Magic Flute, Symphony No.25 in G minor, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, The Queen of the Night and his Requiem in D minor.
Recorded by the orchestra of the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and conducted by Sir Neville Marriner in 1984, the soundtrack to Amadeus reached No.1 in the Billboard Classical Albums Chart, No. 56 in the Billboard Popular Albums Chart. It has sold over 6.5 million copies to date and received over 13 Gold Discs in countries such as the UK, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia making it one of the most popular classical music recordings of all time.
The soundtrack also became the first ever, authentic classical album to make the pop charts in Australia, France, Italy, Sweden, the UK and the US.