In Search of Beethoven

BUY TICKETS 7.30pm Monday 16 December 

Celebrate Beethoven’s birthday with this fascinating film, narrated by Juliet Stevenson.

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. It delves beyond the image of the tortured, bad-tempered, unhinged personality, to reveal someone quite different and far more interesting.

The film brings together the world’s leading performers and experts on Beethoven to reveal new insights into this legendary composer. 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. The film has been called the best film ever made on Beethoven – and is the choice of the Beethoven Haus (Beethoven’s birthplace) as the ‘go to’ film on Beethoven.

“This film will make you rush to a concert hall or the nearest classical music store to savour Beethoven’s compositions”  The Telegraph

Tickets: Full £11   Adult concessions £10   19-30 £8   18 & under £6
Running time: 2 hrs 25 mins
Doors open: 7pm
Certificate: This screening is certified U.