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Top 10 Films about Classical Music

The greatest movies become even more memorable through musical scores. Classical tracks, in particular, help leave a mark in the hearts and minds of viewers. Classical scores range from *haunting to sweepingly emotional. Such tunes let movie buffs travel back in time when these popular films were first shown and entertained millions of movie goers.

Some films not only feature rousing music but are about world-famous virtuosos or musical instruments. Following are 10 of the best films about classical music that are worth watching over and over again.

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Impromptu 1991 1. Impromptu, 1991 – Among the top grossing films of its era, the intriguing movie features Hugh Grant as the Polish composer and pianistFrederic Chopin.
2. The Red Violin, 1988 – This is about the tragic story of a violin maker and his wife.
Shine 3. Shine, 1996 – This multiple award-winning movie showcased the story of Davit Helfgott, the Australian piano prodigy.
Immortal Beloved 4. Immortal Beloved, 1994 – The movietraces the life of composer Ludwig van Beethoven who became deaf as an adult. Despite his condition, he produced symphonies beyond compare.
The Piano 5. The Piano, 1993 – This movie used19th-century New Zealand as backdrop, and had Holly Hunter and Anna Paquin as lead actresses.
Glenn Herbert Gould 6. Watch Thirty Two ShortFilms About Glenn Gould, 1993 – This is a celebration of the life and works of Canadian pianist Glenn Herbert Gould.
Amadeus 7. Amadeus, 1984 – This is an engaging movie aboutWolfgang /Amadeus/Mozart, as told by his sly rival Antonio Salier.
Tous les Matins du Monde 8. Tous les Matins du Monde, 1991 – The movie touches on the life of /viola de gamba player Monsieur de Sainte Colombe. The title literally means “all the mornings in the world.”
Brief Encounter 9. Brief Encounter, 1945 – This movie is memorable both for its storyline and deeply touching music by Russian composer-cum-conductor and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff. It is about how the paths of a middle class woman and a doctor crossed, leading to a doomed love affair.
10. A Night at the Opera, 1935 – Starring the Marx Brothers, the high grossing American comedy movie tells of how friends achieved success by humiliating their enemies.


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