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Beethoven lives upstairs

Author: Barbara Nichol; David Devine; Eros Financial Investments Inc.; Classical Productions for Children Inc.; Devine Videoworks.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Children's Group : [United States] : BMG Distribution [U.S. distributor, 1992]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Mr. Beethoven thinks that he can change the world with his music," Christoph's uncle tells him. Indeed, even though the composer is going deaf, he pushes himself tirelessly and works on his music -- loudly -- all hours of the night and day. He's far from the ideal boarder, as far as Christoph is concerned. Since his father's death, however, Christoph's family had no choice but to take on a lodger. As boarders go,
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Genre/Form: Biographical films
Films for the hearing impaired
Short films
Feature films
Children's films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Ludwig van Beethoven; Ludwig van Beethoven
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Nichol; David Devine; Eros Financial Investments Inc.; Classical Productions for Children Inc.; Devine Videoworks.
ISBN: 1895404576 9781895404579
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
OCLC Number: 26017606
Notes: Based on the original sound recording work by Barbara Nichol.
Originally produced as motion picture in 1992.
Hi-fi stereo ; digitally mastered.
Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Music, Ludwig Van Beethoven ; editor, Rik Morden ; music producer, Susan Hammond ; production designer, Cameron Porteous ; director of photography, David Perrault ; screenplay, Heather Conkie ; executive producer, Terence E. Robinson ; producer, Richard Mozer ; producer/director, David Devine.
Cast: Neil Munro, Illya Woloshyn, Fiona Reid, Paul Soles, Albert Schultz, Sheila McCarthy.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (52 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Responsibility: Eros Financial Investments Inc. presents in association with Classical Productions for Children Inc. ; a Devine Videoworks production.

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"Mr. Beethoven thinks that he can change the world with his music," Christoph's uncle tells him. Indeed, even though the composer is going deaf, he pushes himself tirelessly and works on his music -- loudly -- all hours of the night and day. He's far from the ideal boarder, as far as Christoph is concerned. Since his father's death, however, Christoph's family had no choice but to take on a lodger. As boarders go, Beethoven is a problem for everyone. But the composer's unusual ways capture the boy's curiosity. As he tries harder to figure out this eccentric genius, Christoph's resentment turns to understanding and then friendship. He discovers that Beethoven is "hearing beautiful music in his head" even though he is going deaf. It is at the premier of the famous Ninth Symphony that Christoph and his family come to understand the genius of this great composer and the beauty of his music. - Publisher.

At first, ten-year-old Christoph resents the eccentric boarder who enters his home, but slowly he comes to understand the torment of Ludwig van Beethoven's deafness, and appreciate his genius and the beauty of his music.

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