The best looking composer?

Started by Saul, June 24, 2010, 12:27:38 PM

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Who was the best looking composer?

Bach
2 (5.7%)
Brahms
7 (20%)
Mozart
0 (0%)
Clara Schumann
7 (20%)
Beethoven
1 (2.9%)
Robert Schumann
1 (2.9%)
Fanny Mendelssohn
3 (8.6%)
Felix Mendelsshon
2 (5.7%)
Chopin
2 (5.7%)
Grieg
1 (2.9%)
Vivaldi
0 (0%)
Weber
0 (0%)
Satie
1 (2.9%)
Haydn
0 (0%)
Rossini
0 (0%)
Liszt
4 (11.4%)
Hummel
1 (2.9%)
Tchaikovsky
1 (2.9%)
Rachmaninov
1 (2.9%)
Rimsky Korsakov
1 (2.9%)

Total Members Voted: 28

knight66

Mendelssohn would have voted for his sister. According to an old BBC Mag headline that I cherish; 'Fanny was absolutely central to the life of Mendelssohn'.

Mike
DavidW: Yeah Mike doesn't get angry, he gets even.
I wasted time: and time wasted me.

Gurn Blanston

Quote from: knight on June 25, 2010, 09:09:27 AM
Mendelssohn would have voted for his sister. According to an old BBC Mag headline that I cherish; 'Fanny was absolutely central to the life of Mendelssohn'.

Mike

I remember a time in my own life...  ;)

8)
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Marc

This smells like necrophilia. All these good people are dead ....

I need my composing darling to be alive (and kicking)! :P

My choice would be:



Andrea Lindberg Tarrodi.

(Sorry, Karl.)

knight66

Roxanna Panufnik




or

Dame Ethel Smyth



Oh...give me a mo there!

Mike
DavidW: Yeah Mike doesn't get angry, he gets even.
I wasted time: and time wasted me.

Archaic Torso of Apollo

Quote from: Marc on June 25, 2010, 09:32:48 AM
Andrea Lindberg Tarrodi.

(Sorry, Karl.)

Not at all bad, but my vote goes to Lera Auerbach:

formerly VELIMIR (before that, Spitvalve)

"Who knows not strict counterpoint, lives and dies an ignoramus" - CPE Bach

Marc

Quote from: knight on June 25, 2010, 09:38:43 AM
Dame Ethel Smyth



Who's NOT afraid of Virginia Woolf?

ETHEL!

Virginia felt like being caught by a giant crab. ;D

Brahmsian


knight66

Though that is certainly a striking image.

Mike
DavidW: Yeah Mike doesn't get angry, he gets even.
I wasted time: and time wasted me.

snyprrr


MN Dave

When are we doing composer with the biggest...french horn?

Saul

#50
Quote from: knight on June 25, 2010, 09:09:27 AM
Mendelssohn would have voted for his sister. According to an old BBC Mag headline that I cherish; 'Fanny was absolutely central to the life of Mendelssohn'.

Mike

Mendelssohn was a nice looking boy himself... though I voted for his sister...


listener

Quote from: Marc on June 25, 2010, 09:32:48 AM
This smells like necrophilia. All these good people are dead ....

                               .....de-composers
"Keep your hand on the throttle and your eye on the rail as you walk through life's pathway."

Marc

Quote from: Marc on June 25, 2010, 09:32:48 AM
This smells like necrophilia. All these good people are dead ....
Quote from: listener on June 25, 2010, 01:08:47 PM
                               .....de-composers
Quite.

But their compositions last for ever. 0:)

matti

Quote from: MN Dave on June 25, 2010, 11:26:49 AM
When are we doing composer with the biggest...french horn?

A quote from another forum, written by Istvan:

"A friend, whose anecdotes, however incredible, have so far subsequently turned out to be true (for instance, the loutish treatment of Giulini and Jochum by the LSO) has told me that Sir Malcolm Sargent, on a visit to Ainola, asked Sibelius if he had any message for the British people. The composer is supposed to have replied, "Tell them I have a great big ***** and my wife is very happy." I refused to believe this until I read recently that he had a very Rabelaisian streak, which was why he prefered sharing whisky, cigars and anecdotes with Beecham."

***** stand for French horn of course.


Marc

This thread is certainly growing into a good one! 8)

knight66

That French Horn prize should seemingly go to Andrew Lloyd Webber. His ex-wife disclosed as much on TV. It is surely the only desirable prize he might deserve.

Mike
DavidW: Yeah Mike doesn't get angry, he gets even.
I wasted time: and time wasted me.

Scarpia

Given that Brahms and Clara Schumann come in first and second, a shame they never got together and had children.   8)

Scarpia

Quote from: Saul on June 25, 2010, 12:44:39 PM
Mendelssohn was a nice looking boy himself... though I voted for his sister...



One would guess that it would take a sissy to write such sissy music.   ;D


Teresa

#59
Quote from: Saul on June 24, 2010, 12:51:33 PM
Thank you!


Saul I would have voted for you myself, you are easily the best looking of the bunch.  I looked at all the composers portraits in Wikipedia and they are an ugly looking bunch, the least offensive-looking IMHO was Edvard Grieg.