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?
Although the movie stars Gary Oldman
and he appears from the very beginning, he does not say anything for the first twenty minutes of the film. See more
Beethoven plays Für Elise for his nephew Karl, with his arms reaching around Karl's body, whilst Karl sits at the piano. There is no way Beethoven can reach the sustain pedal in this position, yet the piece is being correctly pedaled as we hear it played. Carl is not proficient enough to pedal for himself, let alone for another player, so it is not even an issue as to whether he may have been pedaling - he was not. See more
References Citizen Kane
Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 61
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Georg Solti
(as Sir Georg Solti)
Performed by Gidon Kremer
Gidon Kremer courtesy of Teldec Classics International GmbH See more