Thursday, February 9, 2012

Kid With Bike...and Beethoven

Sometimes seems old Ludwig is everywhere in our culture.  I suppose that's one theme of our book, which has a separate section on Beethoven and Film.   Tonight I went with my wife across the river to the Jacob Burns Film Center in Westchester (we are members) to see the acclaimed Iranian film, A Separation.  And yes it's terrific.

But what showed up on the screen just before that? The trailer for the upcoming U.S. release of Cannes prize winner, The Boy With a Bike, by the famed directing duo, the Dardenne brothers.  And what's on the soundtrack for most of the trailer?  The same piece that closed The King's Speech:  the slow movement of Piano Concerto No. 5 (some might say, the most beautiful music ever written).  Here's the trailer:

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