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In Search of Beethoven
Compelling and original, this beautifully crafted documentary offers a comprehensive account of the life and works of the great composer. Featuring 65 outstanding musical performances, In Search of Beethoven brings together the world’s leading musicians and experts to reveal new insights into Beethoven: both the man and his music. The film, narrated by Juliet Stevenson, delves into the mythical image of the tortured, cantankerous genius to search for the real Ludwig van Beethoven. It addresses the romantic myth that Beethoven was a heroic, tormented figure battling to overcome his tragic fate, struck down by deafness, who searched for his ‘immortal beloved’ but remained unmarried. The results reveal someone quite different and far more interesting.

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In Search of Beethoven
Leading performers and experts reveal new insights into Beethoven: both the man and his music. (1 of 2)
In Search of Beethoven
This episode delves beneath the mythical image of the tortured, cantankerous genius to search for the real Ludwig van Beethoven. (2 of 2)