At 57:50 in Iron Man (2008), Obadiah comes to visit Tony and is playing something on a piano. It sounds slightly classical. What piece is he playing?

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IMDB Trivia states that:

Obadiah Stane plays on the piano a musical piece written by eighteenth century composer Antonio Salieri. Salieri is best known as a jealous rival of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and was said to have murdered Mozart (although historical records have proven that, on the contrary, both had collaborated on, and promoted each other's work on several occasions). This serves as an appropriate parallel of Stark and Stane's relationship in the film.

With thanks to Eric Towers comment below, the piece is named "Concerto in Do Maggiroe Per Pianoforte eo Orchestra: Larghetto"

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    Can we know the name of the piece?
    – FlaStorm32
    Dec 5, 2021 at 14:00
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    @FlaStorm32 : Concerto in Do Maggiroe Per Pianoforte eo Orchestra: Larghetto, from marvelcinematicuniverse.fandom.com/wiki/Antonio_Salieri Dec 5, 2021 at 18:05
  • That IMDB quote has an unfortunate (and unnecessary) leap of logic embedded in it — there’s nothing about collaboration or cross-promotion that would prevent Mozart and Salieri from being rivals or Salieri from having killed Mozart. This would be easily fixed by eliding the phrase “on the contrary”. I made the edit, but it was rejected.
    – RLH
    Dec 6, 2021 at 5:28
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    In English that'd be Concerto in C major for Piano and Orchestra (movement II, Larghetto).
    – hobbs
    Dec 6, 2021 at 6:03
  • @RLH the quote is implicitly comparing history to the movie Amadeus which in addition to the play it was inspired by - gave the public conciousness a Salieri that is fictional and slanderous. Dec 6, 2021 at 6:19

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