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?
Beethoven's doctor ordered him to spend the summer of 1812 at the spa in Teplitz. It is certain that he was at Teplitz when he wrote a love letter to his "Immortal Beloved." Her identity has long been a subject of debate with possible candidates including Julie Guicciardi, Therese Malfatti, Josephine Brunsvik, and Antonie Brentano. See more
The film depicts Beethoven as being deaf for most of his life, even in his youth. Beethoven could still hear slightly until around 1818 when he went almost completely deaf. See more
Ludwig van Beethoven
[completely deaf, he is watching musicians perform his "Kreutzer" violin sonata
I can't hear them, but I know that they are making a hash of it.
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.146
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