A dramatized documentary on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven.
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 Ludwig van Beethoven (3 episodes, 2005)
Charles Hazlewood ...
 Himself - Presenter (3 episodes, 2005)
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 Prince Lichnowsky (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Karl van Beethoven / ... (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Johanna van Beethoven (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Archduke Rudolph (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Ferdinand Ries (2 episodes, 2005)
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 Carl van Beethoven (2 episodes, 2005)
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A dramatized documentary on the life and music of Ludwig van Beethoven.

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Wonderful Portrayal
20 January 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As someone who is passionate about Beethoven's music, I really enjoyed this drama documentary about his turbulent life. I hope that the BBC will realise what a gem it is and repeat it. I thought that Paul Rhys portrayed the Maestro very well and it was very poignant to see Beethoven's frustration and near-despair at his increasing deafness. He could be a difficult man but also very warm and giving. There is so much feeling in Beethoven's music, his very self in fact. When you see the life he had, you understand why. I liked the way that the titles of the main pieces of music were displayed. I have a large Beethoven collection but it is by no means complete and some of the pieces were new to me. PLEASE BBC put this on again.


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