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
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.
References Barry Lyndon
Christus am Ölberg, Oratorio, Op. 85
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Choeurs et Orchestre National de Lyon
Conducted by Serge Baudo
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