Beethoven Lives Upstairs
The father of a family living in Vienna in the 1820s dies, leaving a young son, an infant daughter and a widow. To make ends meet, the family must rent out the father’s former study upstairs. Ludwig van Beethoven moves in. He is famous, eccentric, and one of the greatest composers living.
Beethoven has become deaf, and he is angry about his disability. Ten-year-old Christoph initially resents the newcomer living upstairs but then becomes his friend and shares Beethoven’s triumph in the composition of his Ninth Symphony.