Music/composer biopic told my two old ladies

Back in the late 90s/early aughts in my elementary school music class we watched a movie about a composer/musician who worked primarily backstage in a theater. I remember the time period was 1750-1800s and the theater had a Globe Theater vibe to it (wood, kinda shabby but inviting). One scene had two old ladies reminiscing about the composer, about how handsome he was, but they argued about what color his waistcoat had been, blue or purple. I think they were telling a young girl about him and the majority of the film was flashbacks? He might have played the violin, but the scene I remember most was the waistcoat changing colors as the women argued. Any help would be greatly appreciated. This has haunted me for almost 20 years!

2 thoughts on “Music/composer biopic told my two old ladies

  1. I’m interested in helping you with this as I have an interest in composers on film. What country do you think the film was from? A bit of research shows multiple films about Niccolo Paganini who was both a violinist and quite a ladies’ man. Perhaps it was one of the films about him?

  2. @Brad

    Thanks for the reply, I can use all the help I can get. I’m not sure what country the film was from, but it was in English without subtitles. I feel like the movie itself was set in Vienna or Germany, but I’m not sure.

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