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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Beethoven, Tolstoy and "Kreutzer"

Having  read Tolstoy's novella "The Kreutzer Sonata," inspired by the Beethoven classic,  and seen the acclaimed play off-Broadway last month, I was shocked to discover  that a Kreutzer Sonata film appeared a few years back, starring Danny Huston and Anjelica Huston, and directed by Bernard Rose--who also gave us the troubled Immortal Beloved--and it's even on Netflix streaming.  Now, today, NYT with big piece on new look at Tolstoy's wife resenting portrayal of wife (i.e. her) and even writing a couple of works in response. Here's that film trailer and Beethoven's piece below that:

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