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?
While the actual performances of Beethoven's piano pieces in this film were not played by Gary Oldman
, the actor practiced five hours a day so that his movements would be in time with the performances of Murray Perahia
, which were done off-camera. See more
Early in the movie, after her bath, she says, "We were invited to Prince Vichnoski's palace, for a musical evening. Beethoven was going to be there." In the following shot, as the horses are approaching the palace, the shadow of the film crew is visible on the horses. See more
Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is... a dreadful thing.
Spoofed in BURN-E
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Georg Solti
(as Sir Georg Solti) See more