Took me awhile but i finished it. I made an edit of the “Our Musik” moment for a comparison with the opening scene. They faces look more expressive with the musik form. (maybe except for Chopin and Bach) Both Franz looks so happy.
While I’m sure the kids would not like to lose their vacant lot, I think they’d rather it be in the care of people they know and care about (and who will let them hang out there), rather than a couple of bullies. And with their new Councilman, invoking the nuclear option where no kid owns the lot would be trivial.
🔵 - What activity to do with them to get them relaxed and in the mood?
Honestly, Beethoven’s sexuality is Mozart. The two of them, elbow to elbow on a cramped piano bench, Mozart’s sharp wit and crueler tongue shredding Ludwig’s technique and style and application to absolute bits. Wolf puts his hands delicately atop Ludwig’s, places them “properly”, although they had been correct in the first place, complains at him. Knocks him down a few pegs, then, when in the verge of truly irritating Ludwig, builds him back up with slight compliments and constructive criticism.
Watching him play, anxiety beading in sweat along Ludwig’s brow. Telling him he’s improved, voice soft, one hand gentle on Ludwig’s shoulder. Playing for him in the late evening, wine glasses near by, cravats loosened. Ludwig closes his eyes and curls with his head in Wolfgang’s lap. Mozart pauses, plays what he can with one hand, then abandons his music in favor of stroking Ludwig’s hair and kissing him. One hand runs up the inseam of his leg. They’ve fallen, tangled, off the piano bench, more times than they can count.