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?
Despite the claims of the screenplay, Beethoven had very few intimate relationships with women and is sometimes described as something of a misogynist. 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
[startled to discover he has been tricked into playing piano for people observing him behind the wall
It is terrible, terrible for you to rob me in this way of my most treasured feelings!
Featured in Beloved Beethoven
Christus am Ölberg, Oratorio, Op. 85
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Choeurs et Orchestre National de Lyon
Conducted by Serge Baudo
Courtesy of Harmonia Mundi See more