Great Composers

In Search of Beethoven 12A

Tue 17 Dec, 6.30pm


In Search of Beethoven addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate of deafness and who searched for his ‘immortal beloved’ but remained unmarried.


Bringing together the world’s leading performers and experts to reveal new insights into this legendary composer, it delves beyond the image of the tortured, bad-tempered, unhinged personality, to uncover someone quite different and far more interesting.


The line-up of performers and interviewees includes Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Roger Norrington, Riccardo Chailly, Claudio Abbado, Fabio Luisi, Frans Brüggen, Ronald Brautigam, Hélène Grimaud, Vadim Repin, Janine Jansen, Paul Lewis, Lars Vogt, and Emanuel Ax among others.


Described as the best film ever made on Beethoven, In Search of Beethoven is the Beethoven Haus's (Beethoven’s birthplace) ‘go to’ film on Beethoven.

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