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
At his first public recital, Ludwig was eight years-old (some sources report seven) and his father announced him as six, yet the movie conveys, via voiceover, that Ludwig was "12 and his father told the court he was nine". See more
Ludwig van Beethoven
Music is... a dreadful thing.
References Barry Lyndon
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted Georg Solti
(as Sir Georg Solti)
Performed by Vinson Cole
tenor, with London Voices
Chorus master: Terry Edwards See more