There is a header written by Beethoven himself, at the top of the manuscript of the 3rd movement of the String Quartet n.15 op. 132. It says, "Song of thanks, offered to the God by one restored to health." I think this will resonate with some powerful moments in our movie, which encourages meditation of various kinds on the schizophrenic nature of our society, on the dichotomy between health and insanity, and on the nature of friendship and humanity. Although Beethoven himself would not have used our vocabulary to describe his thoughts about the struggle ... his music is informed by those thoughts.
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Beautiful music - beautiful message
Music from the movie The Soloist is by Dario Marianelli. He writes in the inside,