MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 6,092 this week

The Music Lovers (1970)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,441 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 23 critic

Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 30 Oct 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 15 Mar 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 11 Dec 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Music Lovers (1970)

The Music Lovers (1970) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Music Lovers.

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Nina (Antonina Milyukova)
Max Adrian ...
Christopher Gable ...
Count Anton Chiluvsky
Kenneth Colley ...
Izabella Telezynska ...
Madame Nadedja von Meck
Maureen Pryor ...
Nina's Mother
Sabina Maydelle ...
Sasha Tchaikovsky
Andrew Faulds ...
Davidov
...
Alexei Sofronov
Ben Aris ...
Young Lieutenant
Xavier Russell ...
Koyola
Dennis Myers ...
Von Meck, twin
John Myers ...
Von Meck, twin
Joanne Brown ...
Olga Bredska
Edit

Storyline

The compelling and bizarre story of Tchaikovsky's life and music. In Ken Russell's own words: "It's the story of the marriage between a homosexual and a nymphomaniac." Written by Jon Dakss <dakss@columbia.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

12 February 1971 (France)  »

Also Known As:

The Music Lovers  »

Box Office

Budget:

£1,600,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Glenda Jackson (Nina) and Andrew Faulds (Davidov) would later serve together as Labour MPs in the British House of Commons from 1992 to 1997. Jackson was the MP for Hampstead & Highgate from 1992 to 2010 and for Hampstead & Kilburn since 2010 whereas Faulds was the MP for Smetwick from 1966 to February 1974 and for Warley East from February 1974 to 1997. See more »

Quotes

Madame Nadedja von Meck: [concerning Antonina] She'll ruin you! She'll ruin you . . .
See more »

Connections

Spoofs Women in Love (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

PIANO CONCERTO IN B FLAT MINOR
(slow movement)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Piano soloist: Raphael Orozco
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A Visceral Punch
31 March 2001 | by (chicago, Il.) – See all my reviews

"Music Lovers" has long been labored over as another of Ken Russell extravagant excess baggages. Seeing it again has made me realize that the film is rather brilliant--not in cinema style but in conception. From the very start it seems to capture the schizoid world of Tsaichovsky and the social milleau he was forced to grip with. The point of view shots and the subsequent dream sequences in the early portion of the film capture this in brilliant colors and sharp editing. As the musician falls into his double life the scnes build to the scarring climax. Performances are excellent. The film may not be totally accurate, but who cares?


16 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
UK REG 2 DVD RELEASE dave-3125
Vote in MGM's poll to get THE MUSIC LOVERS released on DVD! JohnGargo
Screening tonight at the Aero in L.A. kmiv
The Music Lovers tilbatilba
Richard Chamberlain's playing? lee_soon_ok
It's on Netflix Instant!!! Seth_Rogaine
Discuss The Music Lovers (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?