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.
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Some extras fainted in the extreme heat during the filming of the funeral scene. 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
It is the power of music to carry one directly into the mental state of the composer.
References Barry Lyndon
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