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Documentary Review | In Search of Beethoven

In Search of Beethoven (PN 1995.96 .B55 I57 2010) provides an in-depth look at the life and works of one of the greatest composers of all time. This biographical documentary gives the audience a glimpse into Beethoven’s world view, giving much more context and meaning to the profound and compelling works that he composed.  Ranging from the beginning to the end of his life, this documentary seeks to rid the viewer of the stereotypical view of Beethoven as an angry, contemptuous, and tormented man, and brings to light his complicated, yet hopeful view of the world and mankind.

This documentary was impactful and compelling. For lovers of Beethoven’s genius, this film provided even more meaning to the music, allowing you to feel on a deeper level what Beethoven was trying to say. It provides you with a great taste of all the styles and pieces he created, and leaves you inspired and hopeful, just as Beethoven would’ve intended. Highly recommend it!

Written by: Brandon Orullian

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