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1. Wagner (1981– )
300 min | Biography, Drama, History
A huge panorama of Richard Wagner's life and work, from before the 1848 revolution, through his exile in Switzerland, his rescue by the besotted King Ludwig II of Bavaria, to the final ... See full summary »
2. Verdi (1982– )
Not Rated | 70 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Giuseppe Verdi was born in 1813 and lived until 1901, his life spanning nearly a century of political turmoil and considerable personal turmoil. This 1982 biographical television miniseries... See full summary »
3. Eroica (2003 TV Movie)
129 min | Drama, History, Music
On June 9, 1804, Ludwig van Beethoven and his pupil Ries assemble a group of musicians to give the first performance of his Third Symphony, 'Bonaparte', to his patron Prince Lobkowitz and ... See full summary »
4. Amadeus (1984)
R | 160 min | Biography, Drama, History
Votes: 358,321 | Gross: $51.97M
6. Impromptu (1991)
PG-13 | 107 min | Biography, Comedy, Music
Votes: 4,577 | Gross: $4.08M
8. Vivaldi, the Red Priest (2009)
120 min | Biography, Musical
The life of Antonio Vivaldi, called "the red priest", his relationship with the world and the Church, his spiritual battles, his love for a woman.
9. Lisztomania (1975)
R | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Music
Composer and pianist Franz Liszt (Roger Daltrey) attempts to overcome his hedonistic life-style while repeatedly being drawn back into it by the many women in his life and fellow composer Richard Wagner (Paul Nicholas).
10. The Music Lovers (1971)
R | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy.
Votes: 2,276 | Gross: $0.20M
11. Tous les matins du monde (1991)
Not Rated | 115 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of Monsieur de Sainte Colombe, fierce and somber man, grand master of the viola da gamba and professor of Marin Marais, prestigious musician in the court of Louis XIV.
Votes: 6,334 | Gross: $3.09M
12. Mozart's Sister (2010)
Not Rated | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A reimagined account of the early life of Maria Anna 'Nannerl' Mozart, five years older than Wolfgang, and a musical prodigy in her own right.
Votes: 1,422 | Gross: $0.71M
13. Vision (2009)
Unrated | 110 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life story of the multi-talented German nun Hildegard von Bingen. The film portrays an original woman - best known as a composer and religious visionary - whose grand claims often run ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,029 | Gross: $0.43M
Hildegard von Bingen
14. My Name Is Bach (2003)
97 min | Biography, Drama
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach is introduced to King Frederick II of Prussia in 1747. The aging composer and the young monarch clash and a battle of egos ensues.
15. Immortal Beloved (1994)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The life and death of the legendary Ludwig van Beethoven. Besides all the work he is known for, the composer once wrote a famous love letter to a nameless beloved, and the movie tries to ... See full summary »
Votes: 22,641 | Gross: $9.91M
23. The Life of Richard Wagner (1913)
110 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of the great German composer, from his childhood through his great triumphs in orchestral and operatic music.
24. New Wine (1941)
87 min | Drama
Biography of composer Franz Schubert
25. The Life and Loves of Beethoven (1936)
116 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Lyrical biography of the classical composer, depicted as a romantical hero, an accursed artist.
26. Strauss' Great Waltz (1934)
Approved | 80 min | Biography, Music, Romance
The story of Johann Strauss the elder and younger.
Johann Strauss the elder and younger
27. The Great Waltz (1938)
Passed | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Music
In 1845 Vienna, Johann Strauss II - Schani to his friends - would rather write and perform waltzes than anything else, this at a time when a waltz is not considered proper society music. ... See full summary »
Johann Strauß II
28. La symphonie fantastique (1942)
90 min | Biography, Drama
Biographical romance about the great composer Hector Berlioz, someone whom the French, during their WWII occupation by the Nazis, could look back proudly on.
29. The Great Mr. Handel (1942)
Not Rated | 89 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A lavish period drama produced in 1942 by Lord Rank's G.H.W. Productions Ltd.
30. Beethoven Lives Upstairs (1992 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 51 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A young boy learns to appreciate the music of his upstairs boarder, Ludwig Van Beethoven.
31. A Song to Remember (1945)
Not Rated | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Biography of Frederic Chopin.
32. The Magic Bow (1946)
Approved | 106 min | Biography, Musical, Romance
Biography of the famous--and notorious--Italian violinist Nicola Paganini.
33. Song of Love (1947)
Approved | 119 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Composer Robert Schumann struggles to compose his symphonies while his loving wife Clara offers her support. Also helping the Schumanns is their lifelong friend, composer Johannes Brahms.
34. Young Chopin (1952)
Approved | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
A story of the formative years in Chopin's life between 1825 and 1831, a time of social unrest throughout Europe, of rising nationalism, and of cries for reform. Chopin, an outstanding ... See full summary »
35. Puccini (1953)
119 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Produced in Italy in breathtaking Technicolor, this biographical story of Puccini (played by L'avventura's Gabriele Ferzetti) spans his creative life from early student days to the height ... See full summary »
36. Das Dreimäderlhaus (1958)
102 min | Romance, Drama
The young composer Franz Schubert tries to gain a foothold in Vienna.
37. Song Without End (1960)
Not Rated | 141 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The romantic story of Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt (Sir Dirk Bogarde), whose scandalous love affair forced him to abandon his adoring audiences.
Song of Summer
Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
Traces last 5 years of the life of Frederick Delius through the eyes of a young composer called Eric Fenby.
55 min | Documentary
A partly dramatised account of the life of Sir Edward Elgar classical composer. Huw Wheldon narrates the life story over backdrops of beautiful mountain scenery, especially memorable is the... See full summary »
40. The Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach (1968)
94 min | Biography, Drama, History
The life and music of Johann Sebastian Bach as presented by his wife, Anna.
Votes: 1,279 | Gross: $0.02M
41. Tchaikovsky (1970)
Not Rated | 157 min | Biography, Drama
The life and work of Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky is shown through his relationship with aristocratic art connoisseur Nadezhda Filaretovna von Meck.
42. Song of Norway (1970)
G | 138 min | Biography, Drama, Musical
Based on the life of Norway's greatest composer Edvard Grieg, and filmed in Norway where he lived. The soundtrack is all Edvard Grieg's music with added lyrics.
Votes: 394 | Gross: $3.72M
44. Spring Symphony (1983)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Music
Chronicles the illustrious 19th-century love affair between composer Robert Schumann and pianist Claire Weick.
45. Puccini (1984 TV Movie)
113 min | Biography, Drama
In Torre del Lago, by Lake Massaciuccoli, Puccini is writing "The Girl of the Golden West" when his wife Elvira accuses him of a dalliance with their maid, Doria Manfredi, a young women ... See full summary »
46. Vergeßt Mozart (1985)
92 min | Mystery
In the dead of night, a few hours after Mozart's death, the usual suspects (Konstanze, Salieri, van Swieten, etc.) are summoned to Mozart's room by Count Pergen, head of the secret police, ... See full summary »
47. God Rot Tunbridge Wells! (1985 TV Movie)
119 min | Biography, Drama, Music
Shortly before death, George Fredrick Handel (1685-1759), old, blind, portly, sometimes raging and usually reflective, narrates a look back over his life. As he tells his story, his music ... See full summary »
48. Wahnfried (1986)
112 min | Drama, Musical
Richard's Wagner and his wife Cosima.
49. La note bleue (1991)
135 min | Drama, Music, Romance
the film covers the last few days of fragile Chopin's professional life.
50. Bizet's Dream (1994 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 53 min | Music, Drama, Family
A 12 year old Parisian girl takes piano lessons from composer Georges Bizet and becomes captivated by his story of the gypsy Carmen.
51. England, My England (1995)
153 min | Biography, Drama, History
In 1960s, a British playwright attempts to reconstruct the life of real life 17th century English composer Henry Purcell even though little is known about him. Purcell's life is reenacted and his music performed.
52. Bruckners Entscheidung (1995)
80 min | Biography, Music