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Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« on: October 09, 2017, 01:06:59 PM »
I play a weird game with my friend where I make him identify composers by portrait/picture.  It's both fun and difficult trying to stump him.  The only time I managed to do it is when I accidentally chose this image below (which didn't seem right at the time being in color!)



Seriously, who would have known there's more than one Engelbert Humperdinck?!?

Anyway, I'll go first, with the image below:

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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 01:40:09 PM »
Hah! By a crazy coincidence I'm listening to him right now!!


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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 01:43:35 PM »
Guess it's my turn...


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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 03:53:45 PM »
Hah! By a crazy coincidence I'm listening to him right now!!



Back before even Brian joined on, which is to say when Christ was still just a carpenter, I used to play a game here where I changed the picture of my avatar to a different composer as often as need be until someone nailed it. It was kinda fun, actually.  Brian's screenshot sucks, but I'm guessing that was Glinka there... :)

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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 05:22:59 PM »
Guess it's my turn...



Can you give us a hint, Brian?
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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 07:03:59 PM »
While we’re waiting for Brian’s hint, here’s mine:



I’ll give you guys a hint: he died in a concentration camp during WWII.
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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 07:08:38 PM »
While we’re waiting for Brian’s hint, here’s mine:



I’ll give you guys a hint: he died in a concentration camp during WWII.

Erwin Schulhoff. It was easy  8)

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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2017, 07:30:53 PM »
Erwin Schulhoff. It was easy  8)

Yes, indeed! Although I could have pictured Ullmann, Haas, Krása, or Klein. ;)
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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 06:08:56 AM »
Who’s this composer?

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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 07:28:40 AM »
Christopher Rouse!

I think the background of the picture I posted should be a substantial hint. Another thought: "studio" has meaning in several different businesses.

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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #10 on: October 10, 2017, 07:32:10 AM »
Christopher Rouse!

I think the background of the picture I posted should be a substantial hint. Another thought: "studio" has meaning in several different businesses.

Yes, indeed. It’s Rouse.

I’m still clueless as to the composer in your photo, Brian. I’ve seen plenty of composers sit in front of mixing boards.
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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2017, 07:37:00 AM »
If everyone is still stumped in 6 hours I will post a much more substantial hint.

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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2017, 08:26:24 AM »
Can we use google image search?  >:D

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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2017, 09:33:06 AM »
Can we use google image search?  >:D
That would be cheating!

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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #14 on: October 10, 2017, 12:59:03 PM »
I thinks we've seen Miklós Rózsa (Budapest 1907 – Hollywood 1995) here before; at least, I saw his picure recently. Somewhere.
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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2017, 01:22:17 PM »
Bingo! Christo's turn, now :)

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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2017, 11:43:54 AM »
Romantic composer of a few symphonies, the last one epic:

Hint: his name is in the balconies' gallery of the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam:
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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2017, 12:06:54 PM »
Bernard Zweers ! Impossible to find without that hint... >:D , although I have his 3rd symphony, "to my Fatherland", I had no idea what he looked like !

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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2017, 12:09:21 PM »
My turn:



This composer was born and died in Germany, although he didn't consider himself German.

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Re: Identify that composer's PICTURE game!
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2017, 12:10:33 PM »
My turn:



This composer was born and died in Germany, although he didn't consider himself German.

Theodore Gouvy
Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l'automne
Blessent mon coeur
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