This evening's trio of Beethoven-related programmes begins with a masterclass by Daniel Barenboim on the great composer's piano sonatas. Students include the gifted young
Chinese virtuoso Lang Lang. John Suchet on Beethoven: page 32
Period drama exploring the story behind Beethoven's Third Symphony, the Eroica, set over the course of a single day in June 1804.
At the Viennese palace of his patron, Prince Lobkowitz, Beethoven hears his music for the first time, and awaits the answer to his proposal of marriage from the woman he adores. Starring Ian Hart , Tim Pigott-Smith , Claire Skinner , Jack Davenport ,
Robert Glenister and Anton Lesser.
First shown on BBC2
The comedian takes an irreverent look at Ludwig van Beethoven 's character flaws. Was he the only great composer to have pelted his housemaid with rotten eggs? He clearly had anger-management issues ... Yehudi Menuhin performs Beethoven's Violin Concerto tomorrow at 7.10pm
Atmospheric romantic thriller starring Catherine Deneuve as a diamond dealer's widow attempting to sell stolen gems. Jean-Pierre Bacri , Emmanuelle Seigner and Jacques Dutronc co-star. In French with English subtitles. Review page 58.
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