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Wunderkind Little Amadeus

The animated series WUNDERKIND LITTLE AMADEUS entertains and educates children between the ages of 4 and 8 about music and inspires them to make their own music. Join the young Mozart on his boyhood adventures and his musical life, all set against the backdrop of his unforgettable compositions.

  • The Choir of the Silent Sisters
    Sunday, November 18
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The "Silent Sisters" cancel the Salzburg orphan boys choir performance at the annual harvest festival in the convent when a storm partially destroys the monastery. Amadeus and Nannerl plan to perform instead. Devilius, Mario and Monti turn up and put Amadeus out of action with a nasty trick so Mario can perform instead. In the end, Amadeus saves the convent from closure by forming a fantastic choir with the nuns, who break their vow of silence to sing along. The Music: "Missa brevis in C" (Sparrows' Mass) K. 257; et al. Monti explains how children can create their own music video on the Web site by combining and editing 10-15 scenes from the series and setting it to the series' theme song.
  • Shooting Stars
    Monday, November 19
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The children want to sled next to the river on a snowy winter day in Salzburg. Pumperl hops onto a piece of floating ice and drifts away. A dramatic rescue operation ensues with help from Mario and a few unpopular boys from the neighborhood. They eventually locate Pumperl with a telescope, which the Bishop later intends to use to view hundreds of shooting stars. The weather doesn’t cooperate, but Amadeus once again enchants the assembled company with his music. The Music: "Piano Sonata in D" (Duernitz) K. 284; "Divertimento in D" K. 136; "Qui tollis" from the "C Minor Mass" K. 427; et al. Amadeus named three symphonies after his hometown. This segment highlights the famous "Salzburg Symphonies" using scenes from the series in which they appear. Monti explains why this music fit well within the scenes.
  • Breakfast Music
    Sunday, November 25
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The cardinal, well-known for his inspection trips that usually end with demotions and transfers, is on his way to visit the Bishop of Salzburg, who is extremely agitated by the impending visit. To make matters worse, the cardinal arrives a day early and nothing is ready. Even the Bishop's choirboys are unprepared to perform. The cardinal mercilessly inspects the palace, terrifying the fearful Bishop. But, thanks to Amadeus' ingenuity, the Bishop stays, and Devilius won't succeed him. The Music: "Regina Coeli" K. 276; "Requiem" K. 625; et al. Singing in a choir forms the fundamental part of this story. Monti presents the canon "Bona nox," which viewers can hear on the Web site.
  • The Choir of the Silent Sisters
    Monday, November 26
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The "Silent Sisters" cancel the Salzburg orphan boys choir performance at the annual harvest festival in the convent when a storm partially destroys the monastery. Amadeus and Nannerl plan to perform instead. Devilius, Mario and Monti turn up and put Amadeus out of action with a nasty trick so Mario can perform instead. In the end, Amadeus saves the convent from closure by forming a fantastic choir with the nuns, who break their vow of silence to sing along. The Music: "Missa brevis in C" (Sparrows' Mass) K. 257; et al. Monti explains how children can create their own music video on the Web site by combining and editing 10-15 scenes from the series and setting it to the series' theme song.
  • Magic In Salzburg
    Sunday, December 2
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    A great magician impresses Amadeus by making a poodle play the piano. Amadeus wonders if Pumperl is up to the task. Devilius figures out the trick and makes the poodle disappear. The magician asks for Amadeus’ help when his second partner, a piano-playing dwarf, also disappears. With the aid of the young prodigy, the musician's performance at the Bishop’s palace is a success – and Pumperl gives a piano concert after all! The Music: "Piano Concerto No. 27 in B Major" K. 595; "Piano Sonata in C Minor" K. 459; et al. Monti reveals that no schools existed in the 18th century. Amadeus and his sister Nannerl were lucky to have their father Leopold, who taught them reading, writing, math and the natural sciences.
  • Breakfast Music
    Monday, December 3
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The cardinal, well-known for his inspection trips that usually end with demotions and transfers, is on his way to visit the Bishop of Salzburg, who is extremely agitated by the impending visit. To make matters worse, the cardinal arrives a day early and nothing is ready. Even the Bishop's choirboys are unprepared to perform. The cardinal mercilessly inspects the palace, terrifying the fearful Bishop. But, thanks to Amadeus' ingenuity, the Bishop stays, and Devilius won't succeed him. The Music: "Regina Coeli" K. 276; "Requiem" K. 625; et al. Singing in a choir forms the fundamental part of this story. Monti presents the canon "Bona nox," which viewers can hear on the Web site.
  • The Muted Trumpet
    Sunday, December 9
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amadeus can't stand loud trumpet music and wants to prevent a joint concert maliciously arranged by Devilius with the famous trumpeter Schachtner. He and his friend Kajetan try to hide Schachtner's trumpet, but Devilius keeps finding other trumpets for Schachtner to play. Finally, Amadeus devises a solution for the joint concert with Schachtner, so he doesn't have to suffer the sounds of the trumpet. The Music: "Oboe Concerto in C" K. 314; et al. A trumpet serves as the focus of this episode's storyline. Monti illustrates the many different kinds of brass instruments.
  • Magic In Salzburg
    Monday, December 10
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    A great magician impresses Amadeus by making a poodle play the piano. Amadeus wonders if Pumperl is up to the task. Devilius figures out the trick and makes the poodle disappear. The magician asks for Amadeus’ help when his second partner, a piano-playing dwarf, also disappears. With the aid of the young prodigy, the musician's performance at the Bishop’s palace is a success – and Pumperl gives a piano concert after all! The Music: "Piano Concerto No. 27 in B Major" K. 595; "Piano Sonata in C Minor" K. 459; et al. Monti reveals that no schools existed in the 18th century. Amadeus and his sister Nannerl were lucky to have their father Leopold, who taught them reading, writing, math and the natural sciences.
  • The Glockenspiel
    Sunday, December 16
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    An international company of actors wants to perform in Salzburg — and Devilius wants to stop them. Amadeus knows the actors and prepares a musical number with them, using music he composed on the spur of the moment. Devilius takes drastic measures to prevent the performance. In the end, all of Salzburg cheers and Devilius plays an unexpected leading role on-stage. The Music: Opera "Bastien and Bastienne" K. 50; "Petit Marche Funèbre in C" K. 453a; et al. Monti explains how children can research the composition of a real orchestra to the music of "A Little Serenade" on the Web site. There, children can experience the impact of shifting single members of the orchestra on the music and the relation of single instruments to the whole composition.
  • The Muted Trumpet
    Monday, December 17
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amadeus can't stand loud trumpet music and wants to prevent a joint concert maliciously arranged by Devilius with the famous trumpeter Schachtner. He and his friend Kajetan try to hide Schachtner's trumpet, but Devilius keeps finding other trumpets for Schachtner to play. Finally, Amadeus devises a solution for the joint concert with Schachtner, so he doesn't have to suffer the sounds of the trumpet. The Music: "Oboe Concerto in C" K. 314; et al. A trumpet serves as the focus of this episode's storyline. Monti illustrates the many different kinds of brass instruments.
  • Into The World
    Sunday, December 23
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The Mozarts must give an evening concert at the Bishop's palace. Amadeus' father Leopold hopes this will convince the remaining skeptics to let them play music for the English court, with Joseph Haydn's invitation. The scheming Devilius deletes the planned concert from the Bishop's calendar but Amadeus finds a way to inform the Bishop about the Mozarts' travel plans. The Music: "Piano Trio in G" K. 564; "Horn Conerto in E Flat Major" K. 417; et al. Monti explains chamber music, played by Leopold, Nannerl and Amadeus in this episode.
  • The Glockenspiel
    Monday, December 24
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    An international company of actors wants to perform in Salzburg — and Devilius wants to stop them. Amadeus knows the actors and prepares a musical number with them, using music he composed on the spur of the moment. Devilius takes drastic measures to prevent the performance. In the end, all of Salzburg cheers and Devilius plays an unexpected leading role on-stage. The Music: Opera "Bastien and Bastienne" K. 50; "Petit Marche Funèbre in C" K. 453a; et al. Monti explains how children can research the composition of a real orchestra to the music of "A Little Serenade" on the Web site. There, children can experience the impact of shifting single members of the orchestra on the music and the relation of single instruments to the whole composition.
  • Solo for Amadeus
    Sunday, December 30
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    On the Bishop of Salzburg's name day, Amadeus will sing a brilliant solo for the festivities, but his malicious and envious rival, the lower court marshal Devilius, wants to stop him. Amadeus must help Mr. Hagenauer, the Bishop's court purveyor and the Mozart family’s landlord, locate the missing coach carrying the delicious chocolates from Linz urgently needed for the festival. The chocolates finally reach Salzburg and the Hagenauers, but will Amadeus arrive in time to perform his solo? The Music: “Piano Sonata in C Major” K. 545; et al. In this episode, Mario fails to strike the top C. Monti explains the term "top C" to the children, the sounds it makes when played by different instruments (flute, violin, piano and human voice) and where it falls in the stave (staff).
  • Into The World
    Monday, December 31
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The Mozarts must give an evening concert at the Bishop's palace. Amadeus' father Leopold hopes this will convince the remaining skeptics to let them play music for the English court, with Joseph Haydn's invitation. The scheming Devilius deletes the planned concert from the Bishop's calendar but Amadeus finds a way to inform the Bishop about the Mozarts' travel plans. The Music: "Piano Trio in G" K. 564; "Horn Conerto in E Flat Major" K. 417; et al. Monti explains chamber music, played by Leopold, Nannerl and Amadeus in this episode.
  • The Stolen Watch
    Sunday, January 6
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amadeus prepares a composition for the Golden Needle of Salzburg competition. The ambitious Devilius and conniving Monti the Rat want Devilius' nephew, Mario, to win the prize instead. With the help of a pocket watch and a stolen Mozart melody, they manage to make Amadeus look like a thief and plagiarist. In a spooky graveyard scene, Amadeus and his friend finally force a confession from Mario. Will it be enough to clear Amadeus of the charges or will Mario win the Golden Needle of Salzburg? The Music: Aria “Ein Maedchen oder Weibchen” from the opera "The Magic Flute” K. 620; et al.
  • Solo for Amadeus
    Monday, January 7
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    On the Bishop of Salzburg's name day, Amadeus will sing a brilliant solo for the festivities, but his malicious and envious rival, the lower court marshal Devilius, wants to stop him. Amadeus must help Mr. Hagenauer, the Bishop's court purveyor and the Mozart family’s landlord, locate the missing coach carrying the delicious chocolates from Linz urgently needed for the festival. The chocolates finally reach Salzburg and the Hagenauers, but will Amadeus arrive in time to perform his solo? The Music: “Piano Sonata in C Major” K. 545; et al. In this episode, Mario fails to strike the top C. Monti explains the term "top C" to the children, the sounds it makes when played by different instruments (flute, violin, piano and human voice) and where it falls in the stave (staff).
  • Pumperl In Trouble
    Sunday, January 13
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Devilius and Monti the Rat scheme about a devious new plan. Together, they lure Pumperl, Amadeus’ sweet little dog, into the hands of a dogcatcher. They hope he’ll be too busy searching for Pumperl to perform at the silver wedding anniversary of his friend Kati’s parents. This would enable Devilius' nephew Mario, who fell madly in love with Kati, to take Amadeus’ place (and his music). Unfortunately for them, the bad guys didn’t count on Pumperl’s cleverness. The Music: “Piano Trio in G” K. 564; et al. At the beginning of the episode, Amadeus plays a beautiful melody on the flute for Kati. Monti explains the flute’s place in the woodwind family of instruments and shows the many different types of woodwinds, while viewers see images of a recorder, a transverse flute, a bassoon, an oboe and a clarinet and hear their sounds.
  • The Stolen Watch
    Monday, January 14
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amadeus prepares a composition for the Golden Needle of Salzburg competition. The ambitious Devilius and conniving Monti the Rat want Devilius' nephew, Mario, to win the prize instead. With the help of a pocket watch and a stolen Mozart melody, they manage to make Amadeus look like a thief and plagiarist. In a spooky graveyard scene, Amadeus and his friend finally force a confession from Mario. Will it be enough to clear Amadeus of the charges or will Mario win the Golden Needle of Salzburg? The Music: Aria “Ein Maedchen oder Weibchen” from the opera "The Magic Flute” K. 620; et al.
  • Kidnappers
    Sunday, January 20
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Devilius hires two evil crooks to kidnap Amadeus and his best friend Kajetan so he can finally discover the secret behind Amadeus' music. The two boys, not easily taken by surprise, outwit the naïve crooks and save themselves on a raft — until they encounter dangerous rapids. The Music: "Horn Concerto No. 4" K. 495; Piano Sonata "Rondo alla Turca" K. 331; "Serenade in G" ("A Little Serenade") K. 525; et al. Additional Content: Monti goes on a sightseeing tour through Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, where many landmarks remain from Mozart's day.
  • Pumperl In Trouble
    Monday, January 21
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Devilius and Monti the Rat scheme about a devious new plan. Together, they lure Pumperl, Amadeus’ sweet little dog, into the hands of a dogcatcher. They hope he’ll be too busy searching for Pumperl to perform at the silver wedding anniversary of his friend Kati’s parents. This would enable Devilius' nephew Mario, who fell madly in love with Kati, to take Amadeus’ place (and his music). Unfortunately for them, the bad guys didn’t count on Pumperl’s cleverness. The Music: “Piano Trio in G” K. 564; et al. At the beginning of the episode, Amadeus plays a beautiful melody on the flute for Kati. Monti explains the flute’s place in the woodwind family of instruments and shows the many different types of woodwinds, while viewers see images of a recorder, a transverse flute, a bassoon, an oboe and a clarinet and hear their sounds.
  • The Birdseller
    Sunday, January 27
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amadeus wants to buy a new canary from the bird seller to cheer up his heartbroken sister, Nannerl. Meanwhile, Devilius thinks a magnificent golden eagle will turn him into a genius composer. He steals the eagle while staging an incident that results in all of the birds escaping. Authorities wrongly blame Amadeus and his friend for the incident and throw them into the dungeon of the Bishop’s palace. Can they prove their innocence before the eagle makes Devilius’ dreams a reality? The Music: "Salzburg Symphony No. 1" K. 138; Papageno’s Aria "Der Vogelfaenger bin ich ja" from "The Magic Flute" K. 620; "Symphony No. 25 in G Minor" ("Small Symphony in G Minor") K. 183; et al. In this episode, Amadeus' flute-playing saves him and his friends from the dungeon. Kajetan carved the flute out of a piece of wood he carried in his pens. Monti easily carves a flute out of wood and other materials and shows viewers how it works.
  • Kidnappers
    Monday, January 28
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Devilius hires two evil crooks to kidnap Amadeus and his best friend Kajetan so he can finally discover the secret behind Amadeus' music. The two boys, not easily taken by surprise, outwit the naïve crooks and save themselves on a raft — until they encounter dangerous rapids. The Music: "Horn Concerto No. 4" K. 495; Piano Sonata "Rondo alla Turca" K. 331; "Serenade in G" ("A Little Serenade") K. 525; et al. Additional Content: Monti goes on a sightseeing tour through Mozart's hometown of Salzburg, where many landmarks remain from Mozart's day.
  • Mixed Up Violins
    Sunday, February 3
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    A bishop asks the Mozart family, now on a concert tour, to take a valuable violin to Munich as a present for the prince-elector. As always, Devilius wants to get the Mozarts into trouble, so he replaces the valuable violin with a worthless old fiddle. He hopes to make it look like the Mozarts sold the valuable violin in order to make money. Then, Devilius will simply hand over the real violin and receive generous praise. In the end, Amadeus' musical genius takes center stage and thwarts Devilius' plans. The Music: "Violin Concerto in G" K. 216; "Divertimento in F" K. 138; "Violin Concerto in B" K. 207; et al. Monti explains violins' place among the string instruments or "strings." Then, he demonstrates the different sizes of a viola, a violin, a cello and a contrabass (double bass) and viewers hear the sounds they make.
  • The Birdseller
    Monday, February 4
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amadeus wants to buy a new canary from the bird seller to cheer up his heartbroken sister, Nannerl. Meanwhile, Devilius thinks a magnificent golden eagle will turn him into a genius composer. He steals the eagle while staging an incident that results in all of the birds escaping. Authorities wrongly blame Amadeus and his friend for the incident and throw them into the dungeon of the Bishop’s palace. Can they prove their innocence before the eagle makes Devilius’ dreams a reality? The Music: "Salzburg Symphony No. 1" K. 138; Papageno’s Aria "Der Vogelfaenger bin ich ja" from "The Magic Flute" K. 620; "Symphony No. 25 in G Minor" ("Small Symphony in G Minor") K. 183; et al. In this episode, Amadeus' flute-playing saves him and his friends from the dungeon. Kajetan carved the flute out of a piece of wood he carried in his pens. Monti easily carves a flute out of wood and other materials and shows viewers how it works.
  • Rumors
    Sunday, February 10
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Devilius maliciously spreads the rumor that all of Amadeus' compositions were written by his father, Leopold Mozart. As a result, the Bishop organizes a competition in which Amadeus must compete against Devilius. An herbalist mixes a special ink for Devilius that makes Amadeus' composition disappear. Can Amadeus uncover Devilius' terrible plot before time runs out? The Music: "Serenade in G" ("A Little Serenade") K. 525; Aria of the "Koenigin der Nacht" from "The Magic Flute" K. 620; "Clarinet Concerto in A" K. 622; et al. Monti shows a collection of backgrounds and scenes from the series that correspond to actual places in Salzburg, Mozart's hometown. Monti uses these scenes on the Web site to create an historic city video, set to the series' theme music.
  • Mixed Up Violins
    Monday, February 11
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    A bishop asks the Mozart family, now on a concert tour, to take a valuable violin to Munich as a present for the prince-elector. As always, Devilius wants to get the Mozarts into trouble, so he replaces the valuable violin with a worthless old fiddle. He hopes to make it look like the Mozarts sold the valuable violin in order to make money. Then, Devilius will simply hand over the real violin and receive generous praise. In the end, Amadeus' musical genius takes center stage and thwarts Devilius' plans. The Music: "Violin Concerto in G" K. 216; "Divertimento in F" K. 138; "Violin Concerto in B" K. 207; et al. Monti explains violins' place among the string instruments or "strings." Then, he demonstrates the different sizes of a viola, a violin, a cello and a contrabass (double bass) and viewers hear the sounds they make.
  • The Bet
    Sunday, February 17
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The Bishop would like to give Countess Kussmaul, a patron and great lover of Mozart's music, one of Amadeus' compositions as a birthday gift. Devilius bets the Bishop that Amadeus cannot deliver a piece in such a short time. Confident of Mozart's talent as a composer, the Bishop wagers half of his royal household. In an attempt to win the wager, Devilius and Monti the Rat devise a villainous plan. Will Mozart finish his composition on time or will the Bishop make Devilius a wealthy man? The Music: "Violin Sonata in F" K. 376; "Horn Concerto in E Flat Major" K. 417; "Minuet" K. 94; et al. Amadeus attempts to write a new composition before nightfall. How do composers compose? Monti shows the moment when Amadeus turns his musical idea into the principal theme of his composition. On the basis of this simple musical piece for three instruments (piano, violin and cello), Monti explains how a composition is built, the notes of each instrument and the single melody. Finally, viewers see and hear the complete composition played by Amadeus, Nannerl and their father Leopold.
  • Rumors
    Monday, February 18
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Devilius maliciously spreads the rumor that all of Amadeus' compositions were written by his father, Leopold Mozart. As a result, the Bishop organizes a competition in which Amadeus must compete against Devilius. An herbalist mixes a special ink for Devilius that makes Amadeus' composition disappear. Can Amadeus uncover Devilius' terrible plot before time runs out? The Music: "Serenade in G" ("A Little Serenade") K. 525; Aria of the "Koenigin der Nacht" from "The Magic Flute" K. 620; "Clarinet Concerto in A" K. 622; et al. Monti shows a collection of backgrounds and scenes from the series that correspond to actual places in Salzburg, Mozart's hometown. Monti uses these scenes on the Web site to create an historic city video, set to the series' theme music.
  • Mysterious Drink
    Sunday, February 24
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The Bishop wants to hold a music competition between the cities of Linz and Salzburg. To prevent another brilliant success by Amadeus, Devilius obtains a strong sleeping potion, which should knock out Amadeus at the appropriate time. Devilius will then appear as the "black violinist" and claim victory for himself. To make matters worse, Amadeus' father, Leopold, took Amadeus' violin to a pawnbroker because he desperately needs money. Can Amadeus shine without his violin? Will the sleeping potion work? Or, will Devilius once again leave the concert hall as the loser? The Music: "Divertimento in B Major" K. 137; "Violin Sonata in A" K. 305; "12 Variations for Violin and Piano in G" K. 359; et al. This episode describes the different violins of the world-renowned violin maker Stradivari, including an old and expensive Stradivarius, and explains how instruments differ from each other by listening to diverse violins.
  • The Bet
    Monday, February 25
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The Bishop would like to give Countess Kussmaul, a patron and great lover of Mozart's music, one of Amadeus' compositions as a birthday gift. Devilius bets the Bishop that Amadeus cannot deliver a piece in such a short time. Confident of Mozart's talent as a composer, the Bishop wagers half of his royal household. In an attempt to win the wager, Devilius and Monti the Rat devise a villainous plan. Will Mozart finish his composition on time or will the Bishop make Devilius a wealthy man? The Music: "Violin Sonata in F" K. 376; "Horn Concerto in E Flat Major" K. 417; "Minuet" K. 94; et al. Amadeus attempts to write a new composition before nightfall. How do composers compose? Monti shows the moment when Amadeus turns his musical idea into the principal theme of his composition. On the basis of this simple musical piece for three instruments (piano, violin and cello), Monti explains how a composition is built, the notes of each instrument and the single melody. Finally, viewers see and hear the complete composition played by Amadeus, Nannerl and their father Leopold.

 

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  • The Green Drops
    Monday, November 12
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Devilius believes Amadeus' musical talent stems from the green miracle drops his mother gives him. Devilius wants to get his hands on this special mixture, so he can give it to Mario and turn him into a real opponent to the child prodigy. Will the ever-devious Devilius pull it off? And, are the drops really what they seem? The Music: "Piano Concerto No. 9 in E Flat Major" K. 271; et al. Leopold the conductor is responsible for the correct and melodious playing of his orchestra. Monti refers viewers to the Web site where children can explore — to the music of Beethoven's 9th symphony — the composition and complexity of a big orchestra. On the Web site, children may play of the instrument groups individually and in various combinations with others.
  • Shooting Stars
    Sunday, November 11
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The children want to sled next to the river on a snowy winter day in Salzburg. Pumperl hops onto a piece of floating ice and drifts away. A dramatic rescue operation ensues with help from Mario and a few unpopular boys from the neighborhood. They eventually locate Pumperl with a telescope, which the Bishop later intends to use to view hundreds of shooting stars. The weather doesn’t cooperate, but Amadeus once again enchants the assembled company with his music. The Music: "Piano Sonata in D" (Duernitz) K. 284; "Divertimento in D" K. 136; "Qui tollis" from the "C Minor Mass" K. 427; et al. Amadeus named three symphonies after his hometown. This segment highlights the famous "Salzburg Symphonies" using scenes from the series in which they appear. Monti explains why this music fit well within the scenes.
  • The Secret of Ybbs
    Monday, November 5
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Princess Antoinette persuades Amadeus to uncover the secret of Ybbs, a nearby monastery. Amadeus convinces his parents to visit Ybbs on their way back home to Salzburg, where he immediately starts looking for the secret. Devilius and his gang get lost in a heavy snowfall and also end up at the monastery. They quietly creep around and cause confusion among the monks. The secret is finally revealed as a beautiful organ hidden behind a wall. Amadeus presents a small concert on the organ and Devilius, Monti and Mario flee from the monks in a mad rush — on the backs of two pigs! The Music: "Violin Sonata in A" K. 526; "Symphony No. 40 in G Minor" K. 550; "The Abduction from the Seraglio" K. 384; et al. Monti, with Pumperl's help, explains the difference between a piano and organ, and describes the sounds pipes and bellows create on a typical organ. An inside construction drawing shows this connection and how it works.
  • The Green Drops
    Sunday, November 4
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Devilius believes Amadeus' musical talent stems from the green miracle drops his mother gives him. Devilius wants to get his hands on this special mixture, so he can give it to Mario and turn him into a real opponent to the child prodigy. Will the ever-devious Devilius pull it off? And, are the drops really what they seem? The Music: "Piano Concerto No. 9 in E Flat Major" K. 271; et al. Leopold the conductor is responsible for the correct and melodious playing of his orchestra. Monti refers viewers to the Web site where children can explore — to the music of Beethoven's 9th symphony — the composition and complexity of a big orchestra. On the Web site, children may play of the instrument groups individually and in various combinations with others.
  • Small Pox
    Monday, October 29
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Nannerl collapses during a concert at the palace, but no one knows why. When someone mentions smallpox, Devilius pretends to fall ill. Amadeus thinks the amulet Nannerl lost during the concert at the palace will help her regain her health and sneaks into the palace to look for it. Meanwhile, Devilius enjoys the attention he receives from his accomplices Mario and Monti. Does Nannerl really have smallpox? Will the amulet heal her? And will anyone discover Devilius' feigned sickness? The Music: "Violin Sonata in F" K. 376; "Menuett in D Major" K. 94; et al. Monti plays music with various dynamic and timbre to introduce the concept of tempo. Then, Monti explains the three tempi: adagio, andante and allegro, and viewers hear what each sounds like.
  • The Secret of Ybbs
    Sunday, October 28
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Princess Antoinette persuades Amadeus to uncover the secret of Ybbs, a nearby monastery. Amadeus convinces his parents to visit Ybbs on their way back home to Salzburg, where he immediately starts looking for the secret. Devilius and his gang get lost in a heavy snowfall and also end up at the monastery. They quietly creep around and cause confusion among the monks. The secret is finally revealed as a beautiful organ hidden behind a wall. Amadeus presents a small concert on the organ and Devilius, Monti and Mario flee from the monks in a mad rush — on the backs of two pigs! The Music: "Violin Sonata in A" K. 526; "Symphony No. 40 in G Minor" K. 550; "The Abduction from the Seraglio" K. 384; et al. Monti, with Pumperl's help, explains the difference between a piano and organ, and describes the sounds pipes and bellows create on a typical organ. An inside construction drawing shows this connection and how it works.
  • Slippery When Wet
    Monday, October 22
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The empress invites the Mozarts to the imperial court again. The children persuade two of the hotel employees to pose as their parents (who can't be reached) and accompany them to the court. This leads to problems when the real parents hear about the invitation and rush to the palace. In the meantime, Amadeus and Nannerl enjoy sliding on the polished floors of the palace with Marie Antoinette, the empress' youngest daughter. Will Devilius stop another one of Amadeus' successes, or will he slip up? The Music: "Organ Fantasy in F Minor" K. 608; et al. Monti reveals the enormous size of the real imperial palace. Viewers see the Schö nbrunn palace, inside and out, and together with Monti and Amadeus, stroll through some of its impressive rooms.
  • Small Pox
    Sunday, October 21
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Nannerl collapses during a concert at the palace, but no one knows why. When someone mentions smallpox, Devilius pretends to fall ill. Amadeus thinks the amulet Nannerl lost during the concert at the palace will help her regain her health and sneaks into the palace to look for it. Meanwhile, Devilius enjoys the attention he receives from his accomplices Mario and Monti. Does Nannerl really have smallpox? Will the amulet heal her? And will anyone discover Devilius' feigned sickness? The Music: "Violin Sonata in F" K. 376; "Menuett in D Major" K. 94; et al. Monti plays music with various dynamic and timbre to introduce the concept of tempo. Then, Monti explains the three tempi: adagio, andante and allegro, and viewers hear what each sounds like.
  • The Broken Key
    Monday, October 15
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amadeus, tired of practicing on a "silent piano" in his hotel room, is thrilled to learn that a grand piano sits in the ballroom for a "Russian Evening." While he secretly plays the piano, one of the keys breaks. Devilius wants to impress the Russian nobility and manages to put the pianist, due to perform that night, out of action. In the meantime, Amadeus and Nannerl, with the help of Pumperl, try to earn some money on the street so they can buy a new key from the piano maker. Can they pull it off in time for the special event? Who will perform that evening? And will it include the missing piano key? The Music: "Serenade in B Major" K. 361; "Piano Sonata" K. 310; "Serenade in G" ("A Little Serenade") K. 425; et al. Monti climbs into the piano to show how the visible part of the key connects to the string inside to create a tone. Viewers learn some basics about the functions of a piano key and the "technique" of a piano.
  • Slippery When Wet
    Sunday, October 14
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    The empress invites the Mozarts to the imperial court again. The children persuade two of the hotel employees to pose as their parents (who can't be reached) and accompany them to the court. This leads to problems when the real parents hear about the invitation and rush to the palace. In the meantime, Amadeus and Nannerl enjoy sliding on the polished floors of the palace with Marie Antoinette, the empress' youngest daughter. Will Devilius stop another one of Amadeus' successes, or will he slip up? The Music: "Organ Fantasy in F Minor" K. 608; et al. Monti reveals the enormous size of the real imperial palace. Viewers see the Schö nbrunn palace, inside and out, and together with Monti and Amadeus, stroll through some of its impressive rooms.
  • The Bear Is Loose
    Monday, October 8
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amadeus and his dog, Pumperl, fetch some medicine for Amadeus' sister Nannerl. On the way, Pumperl follows another dog and disappears. While Amadeus searches for Pumperl, he stumbles on a performing bear at the marketplace. He receives gold coins (ducats) from the crowd for his violin playing. Devillius, green with envy, devises a plan to catapult his nephew Mario into Amadeus' place. But Mario's fiddling instead causes the bear to flee through the alleys of Vienna. Eventually, Amadeus' violin playing prevents even worse mishaps. The Music: "Bassoon Concerto in B Major" K. 191; "Violin Concerto in A Major" K. 219; et al. Monti shows examples of different styles of music, also available on the Web site.
  • The Broken Key
    Sunday, October 7
    7:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Amadeus, tired of practicing on a "silent piano" in his hotel room, is thrilled to learn that a grand piano sits in the ballroom for a "Russian Evening." While he secretly plays the piano, one of the keys breaks. Devilius wants to impress the Russian nobility and manages to put the pianist, due to perform that night, out of action. In the meantime, Amadeus and Nannerl, with the help of Pumperl, try to earn some money on the street so they can buy a new key from the piano maker. Can they pull it off in time for the special event? Who will perform that evening? And will it include the missing piano key? The Music: "Serenade in B Major" K. 361; "Piano Sonata" K. 310; "Serenade in G" ("A Little Serenade") K. 425; et al. Monti climbs into the piano to show how the visible part of the key connects to the string inside to create a tone. Viewers learn some basics about the functions of a piano key and the "technique" of a piano.
  • Never Kiss An Empress
    Monday, October 1
    12:30 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    The invitation to the imperial court still hasn't arrived. Money is short, and Devilius manipulates the innkeeper to demand the hotel bill from Amadeus' father, Leopold, in advance. Leopold has no other option but to return to Salzburg. Amadeus attempts to meet the Empress during a visit to the opera, without success. As the Mozarts make their way home in an oxcart, the invitation to the imperial court finally arrives! In a race against time, the misled innkeeper tries to reach the Mozarts to bring them back. Will Devilius still stand in the way of Amadeus' appearance at the court, or could Amadeus end up receiving a kiss from the Empress herself? The Music: "Cassation" K. 63; "Turkish March" from Piano Sonata "Rondo alla Turca" K. 331; et al. In this episode, Amadeus and his family find themselves in several locations of Vienna, once the cultural capital in Europe (next to Paris). Monti shares information about this city, including its buildings, squares and the famous St. Stephen's Cathedral.