Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Swedish writer/director Olof Molander emulated his older brother Gustav with 1946's Appassionata. Like Gustav's Intermezzo, Olof's Appassionata in set in the rarefied world of musicians and concert tours. Brilliant pianist Georg Rydeberg falls madly in love with the much-younger Viveca Lindfors (on the threshold of her Hollywood career). Rydeberg soon learns he has a rival both for Lindfors and for his standing in the musical community: up-and-coming young musician Alf Kjellin. The piano music in Appassionata is provided by the accomplished Polish keyboard maestro W. Witkowsky.
affection, concert, love-triangle, May-December-romance, music, piano