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Simon Cellan-jones

Eroica

Edition 2003
84' - 2003 - Historical, Drama, Music/Musical - Dialogue: English
Director: Simon Cellan-jones Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven With: Ian Hart, Jack Davenport, Frank Finlay, Claire Skinner
Lavish period recreation, detailing Beethoven's turbulent first performance of the Third (Eroica) Symphony. Set over the course of a single day in June 1804, as Beethoven rehearses the orchestra for the first play-trough of his latest masterpiece at the Viennese palace of his patron, Prince Lobokowitz - Eroica tells the stories behind the music: of the composer's unrequited love for an unattainable woman, and the politics of the royal court. With music by the acclaimed Orchestre Revolutionaire et Romantique, conducted by Sir Eliot Gardiner, and starring Ian Hart, wonderfully convincing as the composer, it's a treat for music lovers and cinephiles alike.

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Credits

Director

Simon Cellan-jones

Composer

Ludwig van Beethoven

With

Ian Hart, Jack Davenport, Frank Finlay, Claire Skinner

Scenario

Nick Dear

Director of Photography

Barry Ackroyd

Editor

Joe Walker

Producer

Liza Marshall

More information

Dialogue

English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Year

2003

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