[via Japan Probe]

This is an excerpt from a film Immortal Beloved (1994) starring Gary Oldman as Ludwig van Beethoven. Immortal Beloved, the name given by Beethoven to an unknown person with whom he was passionately in love and to whom he wrote three famous love letters. The Immortal Beloved’s identity remains unknown; Antonie Brentano is considered a likely candidate. In this scene Beethoven recalls his childhood.

Further Reading: Symphony No. 9

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