The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Beside all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved and the movie tries to find out who this beloved was. Not easy as Beethoven has had many women in his life. Written by
The genius behind the music. The madness behind the man. The untold love story of Ludwig von Beethoven.
Did You Know?
The film is told through Schindler's eyes, but the real Schindler was not a friend of Beethoven and had only a short tenure as the maestro's secretary. It has been claimed that Schindler destroyed 260 of the approximately 400 conversation notebooks and forged entries into the surviving ones. See more
Beethoven plays Fur Elise for his nephew Karl, with his arms reaching around Karl's body, whilst Karl sits at the piano. There is no way Beethoven can reach the sustain pedal in this position, yet the piece is being correctly pedaled as we hear it played. Carl is not proficient enough to pedal for himself, let alone for another player, so it is not even an issue as to whether he may have been pedaling - he was not. See more
References Barry Lyndon
Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 55 'Eroica'
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Georg Solti
(as Sir Georg Solti) See more