A violinist in a provincial Polish orchestra, whose husband is the director of the ensemble, on a visit to the U.S., ties up with the world-renowned symphony conductor. As it turns out, he was once in love with the violinist's mother. The conductor, a slightly unstable hypochondriac, returns to Poland to lead the provincial orchestra. He also tries to revive an old love affair using the violinist as a surrogate of her mother. Her husband is resentful of the conductor for personal and professional reasons.
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[Rehearsing Beethoven's 5th Symphony with his orchestra
No, listen... It's like this - fate knocks at the door, it opens... And what does the conductor do? The conductor walks out because he's had enough. Some parts are still not right. It's not Beethoven. It must have drive, vitality! In this situation it's better to play it like a match: men against women.
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