Saturday, February 9, 2013

For Valentine's Day: One of the Great Love Letters

Of course, we refer to the famous LvB note to his "Immortal Beloved." The mystery in identifying the woman has provided scholars with one of the great pursuits of our era, still not quite resolved.  Unfortunately, the movie Immortal Beloved, starring Gary Oldman as Ludwig, came up with a ludicrous guess (no spoiler here) but this scene has two things going for it:  Oldman reciting part of the letter and one of the most beautiful pieces ever  (also featured in The King's Speech, see below) on the soundtrack.

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