This is the plot from a short story as I remember it. It was not a video or movie.

People in the future figure out how to bring people from the past to the future. They grab Mozart from his deathbed and "cure" him. He discovers rock music, makes great music, but becomes a head case, ODs and on his death bed people from the further future "rescue" him.

Very similar to this story: Story Identification: composer brought from the past to the future, but not the same.

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  • The accepted answer to your linked question is "Gianni" by Robert Silverberg, not "Mozart in Mirroshades" by Bruce Sterling.
    – Valorum
    Dec 26, 2022 at 18:23
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    Are you sure it was Mozart and not Schubert? fantasticfiction.com/c/daniel-da-cruz/mixed-doubles.htm
    – Valorum
    Dec 26, 2022 at 18:26
  • @Valorum, my bad. Sorry. You are right. They are different stories.
    – John
    Dec 27, 2022 at 0:22
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    I was also sure it was Daniel da Cruz's "Mixed Doubles" until you mentioned when he was grabbed a second time Further into the future to cure him from his OD Death bed. Its been a long time since I read the book, but am pretty sure that does not happen in Mixed Doubles.
    – NJohnny
    Dec 27, 2022 at 1:22

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Bill & Ted Face the Music features time travelers persuading Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (not on his deathbed) to join them in the future, and Wolfie shreds with Hendrix in contemporary music:

And later, playing keyboards, joins Luis Armstrong, Bill & Ted, and others in a rock concert:

If B&TFtM is not your story it at least deserves an honorable mention. :D

  • Funny, but OP explicitly states that they're not looking for a film. And other than the brief presence of a time-traveling Mozart, none of the other plot elements match either
    – Valorum
    Dec 26, 2022 at 18:21
  • @Valorum You could have ended your comment with a period after the first word. :)
    – Lexible
    Dec 26, 2022 at 19:01
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    @Lexible sorry, I added the "short story" after your answer. Funny reference for sure!
    – John
    Dec 27, 2022 at 1:00

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