Cute and ugly composers

May 16, 2007

Tonight I entertain a serious issue: who were the most handsome (dead) composers, and who are the ugliest ones? Better yet, let’s be specific:

Who was the cutest (dead) composer?

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Henry Cowell

Who were the most handsome (dead) composers in their youth?

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Schubert and Paderewski

Who were the most handsome (dead) composers?

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Busoni and Bernstein

Who was the geekiest young (dead) composer?

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Gershwin, Liszt and Griffes

Who was the tallest (dead) composer? and who was the scariest looking (dead) composer?

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Alban Berg (with Webern); Moondog

Who was the ugliest (dead) composer?

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Rossini

And finally, who was the oddest looking senior (dead) composer?

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Sibelius

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aworks May 16, 2007 at 7:45 pm

At the end of a post on Cowell, I said his picture was “captivating.”

http://rgable.typepad.com/aworks/2004/12/the_banshee_192.html

But as Cowell got older, he started to resemble that photo of Sibelius. This leads me to seek out the young Sibelius.

http://www.abo.fi/fak/hf/musik/Sibelius/EN/2.htm

Are these before and after photos even the same people? Yikes.

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