A chronicle of the life of infamous classical composer Ludwig van Beethoven and his painful struggle with hearing loss. Following Beethoven's death in 1827, his assistant, Schindler, searches for an elusive woman referred to in the composer's love letters as "immortal beloved." As Schindler solves the mystery, a series of flashbacks reveal Beethoven's transformation from passionate young man to troubled musical genius.
- Year: 1994
- Country: United States of America
- Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
- Studio: Columbia Pictures, Majestic Films International, Icon Entertainment International
- Keyword: composer, deaf, letter, biography, sister-in-law, character study, uncle nephew relationship, für elise, ludwig van beethoven
- Director: Bernard Rose
- Cast: Gary Oldman, Jeroen Krabbé, Isabella Rossellini, Johanna ter Steege, Marco Hofschneider, Miriam Margolyes