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Key people in Mozart's music and life
We're calling him 'a rival' not 'the rival' because Salieri is not quite the baddie that popular mythology has made him out to be. Yes, he was in competition with Mozart on a number of occasions but no, he almost certainly didn’t bump him off. Despite history telling a different story, during their lifetimes, Salieri was often more popular than Mozart.