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Eroica (2003)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Music  |  4 October 2003 (UK)
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Wranitzky
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Trevor Cooper ...
Otto Fisher
Sarah Ford ...
Frau Fisher
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Princess Marie Lobkowitz
Victoria Shalet ...
Kirsten
Celina Liesegang ...
Stella
Jacob Engelberg ...
Franz
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Paul Dorfmueller
Ian Thompson ...
Albrecht Dorfmeuller
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On June 9, 1804, Ludwig van Beethoven and his pupil Ries assemble a group of musicians to give the first performance of his Third Symphony, 'Bonaparte', to his patron Prince Lobkowitz and his guests, including hypercritical Count Dietrichstein, in Vienna. The piece provokes political arguments among players and audience as to whether Bonaparte is a tyrant, or, as Beethoven believes, a liberator. The composer is also rejected by his former love, the recently widowed Josephine von Deym, though the visiting elder statesman of composers Haydn pays him a strange compliment. Leaving the gathering, Beethoven confesses to Ries that he is losing his hearing and later he reads that Bonaparte has declared himself the French emperor. As a result he will lose all respect for Napoleon and will change the symphony's title to 'Eroica'. Written by don @ minifie-1

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The day that changed music forever

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Eroica - I iroiki symfonia tou Beethoven  »

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The white muslin dress with yellow overdress worn by the farmhouse servant is the same costume Kate Winslet (Marianne Dashwood) wears during the picnic scene in Sense and Sensibility (1995), and Michelle Ryan wears during the scene in which Sir Thomas asks Maria if she wants to marry Mr. Rushworth in Mansfield Park (2007). See more »

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Beethoven's assistant was Ferdinand Ries, pronounced "Reese." The name was pronounced correctly in the film but incorrectly spelled "Reis" in the film credits. It was Ries himself who told the story of his incorrectly thinking the horn player came in early. See more »

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Princess Lobkowitz: [speaking about the Eroica Symphony] Unusual, though, wasn't it?
Josef Haydn: Unusual? He's done something no composer has ever done. He's placed himself at the center of his work. He gives us a glimpse into his soul. I expect that's why it is so noisy. But it is something quite new. Quite new. The artist as hero. Everything is different from today.
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Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
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Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Played by Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique
Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
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Wonderful
18 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Eroica is one of Beethovens most misunderstood compositions but this fantastic production depicts the first performance perfectly. Ian Hart plays the genius as he was, scruffy, un-kemt and bad tempered yet passionate about his music and suffering greatly. All the characters were well played, especially Haydn, and the music was sublime. Many of the happenings in the production, such as Reis shouting at the horn then getting told off, were based on true events. Pay close attention to the scene where the composer talks to the countess, when the countess refuses his proposal we can hear the beginning of the scherzo, as if it is being created by the pain Beethoven feels (aso a bit of irony because scherzo means joke in Italian). Wonderfully made and a delight to watch!!!!!!


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