Copying Beethoven

Copying Beethoven

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Director: Agnieszka Holland

Cast: Agnieszka Holland, Ed Harris, Diane Kruger, Matthew Goode

     
 

When a young Vienna Music Conservatory student and aspiring composer accepts a job as a copyist for Ludwig von Beethoven, she soon finds her destiny forever interlinked with that of the legendary classical musician in director Agnieszka Holland's romantic period drama. Beethoven (Ed Harris)'s "Ninth Symphony" is about to make its historical debut, but Beethoven's… See more details below

Overview

When a young Vienna Music Conservatory student and aspiring composer accepts a job as a copyist for Ludwig von Beethoven, she soon finds her destiny forever interlinked with that of the legendary classical musician in director Agnieszka Holland's romantic period drama. Beethoven (Ed Harris)'s "Ninth Symphony" is about to make its historical debut, but Beethoven's publisher Herr Schlemmer is dying of cancer. Now in desperate need of a copyist to complete the score, the ailing Schlemmer enlists the aid of ambitious student Anna Holz (Diane Kruger); who readily accepts the job despite an explicit warning that the composer is a callous wretch. As Anna begins the arduous process of copying Beethoven's career-defining work, her soul-stirring kindness causes the composer to view their collaboration as a blessing that will enable him to produce some of the most sublime music ever created. When Anna works up the courage to show Beethoven some of her own work, however, his thoughtless derision of the composition causes his sensitive assistant to abandon their current collaboration. Subsequently determined to flee Vienna and marry her devoted paramour Martin, Anna is quickly tracked down by Beethoven and forced to choose between love and duty.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2007
UPC:
0027616064981
Original Release:
2006
Rating:
PG13
Source:
Mgm (Video & Dvd)
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:44:00

Special Features

Audio commentary by actor Ed Harris and director Agnieszka Holland; Deleted scenes with optional commentary by Agnieszka Holland; Orchestrating Copying Beethoven featurette

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ed Harris Ludwig Van Beethoven
Diane Kruger Anna Holz
Matthew Goode Actor,Martin Bauer
Joe Anderson Actor,Karl
Bill Stewart Actor
Phyllida Law Actor
Ralph Riach Actor,Wenzel Schlemmer
Nicholas Jones Archduke

Technical Credits
Agnieszka Holland Director
Caroline Amies Production Designer
Ernst Goldschmidt Executive Producer
Marina Grasic Executive Producer
Andreas Grosch Executive Producer
Simon Hayes Sound/Sound Designer
Sidney Kimmel Producer
Jan Koerbelin Executive Producer
Jan Körbelin Executive Producer
Alex Mackie Editor
David Pupkewitz Producer
Stephen J. Rivele Producer,Screenwriter
Maggie Rodford Score Composer
Ashley Rowe Cinematographer
Andreas Schmid Executive Producer
Christopher Silkinson Producer,Screenwriter
Michael Taylor Producer
Jany Temime Costumes/Costume Designer
Ronaldo Vasconcellos Executive Producer
Christopher Wilkinson Producer,Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Copying Beethoven
1. Maestro (Main Titles) [5:59]
2. The Best Student [5:45]
3. The Beast's Den [7:29]
4. A Sign [4:04]
5. Her Young Man [2:07]
6. Against the Clock [5:23]
7. The One He Dotes On [5:51]
8. By Force? [3:33]
9. A Great Opportunity [2:29]
10. Peaceful Hours [2:57]
11. Vibrations on the Air [7:32]
12. But Can You Conduct? [4:22]
13. Premiere of the Ninth [13:48]
14. A New Language [8:13]
15. The Voice Inside [5:51]
16. The Archduke's Competition [3:00]
17. Bridge to the Future [3:18]
18. What the World Thinks [3:09]
19. Finally Free [5:32]
20. End Titles [3:44]

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