The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides 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.
The genius behind the music. The madness behind the man. The untold love story of Ludwig von Beethoven.
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Did You Know?
In real life, Beethoven had very few intimate relationships with women, and has been described as something of a misogynist. See more
Early in the movie, after her bath, she says, "We were invited to Prince Vichnoski's palace, for a musical evening. Beethoven was going to be there." In the following shot, as the horses are approaching the palace, the shadow of the film crew is visible on the horses. See more
Young Karl van Beethoven
What I would prefer is that we might all live together.
The Thieving Magpie (La gazza ladrà): Overture
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Georg Solti
(as Sir Georg Solti) See more