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Beethoven Reloaded – Filming Completed

Author: Accentus Music GmbH

In December, filming for Accentus Music’s Beethoven film will conclude and post-production will start after Christmas.

  • Beethoven Sculpture by Max Klinger, Bildermuseum Leipzig | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    Beethoven Sculpture by Max Klinger, Bildermuseum Leipzig © Accentus Music

  • Beethoven Sculpture by Max Klinger, Bildermuseum Leipzig | Copyright: © Accentus Music

    Beethoven Sculpture by Max Klinger, Bildermuseum Leipzig © Accentus Music

Beethoven is the epitome of German musical culture. But what lies behind the name “Ludwig van”, which has long since become an international brand? The film “Beethoven reloaded” (WT) takes a fresh look at the eminent composer from a decidedly contemporary perspective vis-à-vis the backdrop of his biography and work. It seeks to answer the question of why this artist has advanced to become a global icon and what relevance and expressiveness his work still has today. Using modern cinematic techniques, the essential biographical facts form the leitmotif of a multi-faceted image of Beethoven in the here and now.

In his universalism, his musical-humanistic message, which is still unfulfilled today, and his enormous creative and innovative power, Beethoven is seen as a highly modern contemporary. The film aims to bring an icon of music history to life, to bring his inexhaustible potential closer to all people, from musical novices to specialists, with a fresh perspective. To entice us to a lively encounter with one of the greatest composers in the history of music, who still has a great deal to say to us today, we need this modern perspective using contemporary images.

Director Andy Sommer and his team have traveled to Tokyo, Cape Town, Vienna, Bonn, Teplice, Lisbon and many other locations to capture the echo of Beethoven’s universal and musical-humanist message all over the world. Filming will conclude in the US in mid-December and postproduction will start right after Christmas.

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Coproduction Company WDR/Arte
Director Andy Sommer
Executive Producer Paul Smaczny
Composer Ludwig van Beethoven
Production year 2019-20

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