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Beethoven Virus 

Betoben baireoseu (original title)
Kang Gun Woo is a world renowned orchestra maestro who is a perfectionist in his work. He is not an easy person to work with and is feared by all his players. By chance, he comes across Du ... See full summary »




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Series cast summary:
Myung-Min Kim ...  Kang, Ma-eh 18 episodes, 2008
Lee Ji-ah Lee Ji-ah ...  Doo Roo-mi 18 episodes, 2008
Keun-Suk Jang ...  Kang, Gun-woo 18 episodes, 2008
Yeong-hee Hwang Yeong-hee Hwang ...  Hyuk Kwon's Wife 12 episodes, 2008
Jyu-ni Hyun Jyu-ni Hyun ...  Ha, Yi-deun 12 episodes, 2008
Seok-yong Jeong Seok-yong Jeong ...  Park, Hyuk-kwon 12 episodes, 2008
Se-eun Jo Se-eun Jo ...  Kim, Joo-yeon 12 episodes, 2008
Ik Kim Ik Kim ...  Hong, Joon-gi 12 episodes, 2008
Young-min Kim Young-min Kim ...  Jung, Myung-hwan 12 episodes, 2008
Bong-gyu Lee Bong-gyu Lee ...  Park, Jin-man 12 episodes, 2008
Han-wi Lee Han-wi Lee ...  Kang, Chun-bae 12 episodes, 2008
Soon-jae Lee ...  Kim, Gab-yong 12 episodes, 2008
Cheol-min Park ...  Bae, Yong-gi 12 episodes, 2008
Eun-Joo Park Eun-Joo Park ...  Kim, Joo-hee 12 episodes, 2008
Kil-soo Park Kil-soo Park ...  Kim, Kye-jang 12 episodes, 2008
Wok-suk Song ...  Jung, Hee-yun 12 episodes, 2008


Kang Gun Woo is a world renowned orchestra maestro who is a perfectionist in his work. He is not an easy person to work with and is feared by all his players. By chance, he comes across Du Ru Mi, a violinist, and a young cop who has the same name as his and discovers that even without formal training, the young Kang is a music genius. The three soon get tangled in a love triangle. Written by D-Wiki

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10 September 2008 (South Korea) See more »

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A wonderful series full of humanity, artistry, and emotion.
16 January 2013 | by d_artSee all my reviews

Wonderful acting, brilliant writing, and great, classical music. One can't help but appreciate classical music that much more after seeing this series. Poetic, sad, dramatic, hilarious, and humane, I loved the high quality involved in this production.

The story involves violinist Doo Roo-mi (Lee Ji-ah)who hires Maestro Kang Gun-woo to lead an orchestra that has recently disbanded due to a former manager running off with all the money. She hires replacements for the orchestra, which consist of mostly amateurs, country bumpkins, and misfits with a dream to perform at a band. Amongst the members is a trumpeter who has the same name as Kang Gun-woo (Jang Geun-seok), who may prove to be a musical genius.

Kim Myung Min's portrayal of the perfectionist and arrogant Maestro Kang Gun-woo is both maddening and hilarious. Maestro Kang's scathing aggressiveness and sharp tongue exudes frank, sometimes admirable, efficiency and cold calculation. Things that come out of his mouth causes people to run off, break down, and cry. Carrying the nickname "Orchestra Killer" (because orchestra members tend not to stick around longer than six months under him), this character has a hard time dealing with regular people as he himself doesn't see himself as regular.

Despite the fact that Maestro Kang treats his orchestra like trash, we find that he is actually a very complex character. Adding to the complexity are the orchestra members' own personal, social, and financial issues, and a love triangle between the two Kang Gun-woo and Doo Roo-mi.

Be sure to check this out on DVD or Hulu.

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