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In Search of Beethoven

E Documentary

Synopsis

In Search of Beethoven offers a comprehensive documentary about the life and works of the great composer. Over 65 performances by the world's finest musicians were recorded and 100 interviews conducted in the making of this beautifully crafted film. Eleven interviews are included in the Extras and Six complete movements.

Release Date 15 December 2019
Running Time 2hr 25m
Rating E
Cast Leif Ove Andsnes, Emanuel Ax, Kristian Bezuidenhout, Giovanni Bietti
Director Phil Grabsky

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