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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%)

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Offline Florestan

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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #80 on: June 29, 2010, 09:29:19 AM »
Styles change; but Bizet needs a makeover and Rachmaninov looks like a vampire.

Ha ha, great. To me, Bizet looks very intellectual, while Rachmaninoff has a rather noble appearance; Bartok's gaze is mesmerizing, Enescu is impenetrable as a sphynx and the young Tchaikovsky is perfect for a Turgenieff's main character.



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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #81 on: January 16, 2011, 01:26:11 PM »
I would vote Ravel!

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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #82 on: January 16, 2011, 08:16:43 PM »
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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #83 on: January 16, 2011, 08:29:34 PM »
Massenet was cute.



Prokofiev was handsome too. So slavic!


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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #84 on: January 16, 2011, 09:01:40 PM »
This dapper young fellow isn't even on the list:


and as long as we're allowing minor figures to qualify as long as they're attractive young females...
anyone remember Charo (not that there's anything minor about her figure):

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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #85 on: January 17, 2011, 07:01:03 AM »
This dapper young fellow isn't even on the list:


Might that not be because by the end of his life he was the worst looking composer?

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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #86 on: January 17, 2011, 07:18:25 AM »
Ivor Novello was often considered one of the handsomest...
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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #87 on: January 17, 2011, 07:31:59 AM »
Ivor Novello was often considered one of the handsomest...
Wow...I had no idea that the character in Atman's Gosford Park was an historical figure.  I just looked him up and learned also that much of the music in the film was composed by him.  The day is young and I've learned something already!
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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #88 on: January 17, 2011, 08:26:37 AM »


Warlock, Canteloube, Parry, Scriabin.

Edit: seeing them all together, it seems I have a "type".
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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #89 on: January 17, 2011, 08:39:15 AM »
Edit: seeing them all together, it seems I have a "type".

Not a composer yet seems to be your "type" nevertheless...  ;D :P

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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #90 on: January 17, 2011, 08:40:33 AM »
Edit: seeing them all together, it seems I have a "type".
Darn--it seems that I don't fit your type!
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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #91 on: January 17, 2011, 08:44:05 AM »

Aww, such pinchable* cheeks!

I typoed that as "punchable", something I am sure you would feel more comfortable with ;D
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« Reply #92 on: January 17, 2011, 10:05:56 AM »
Aww, such pinchable* cheeks!

I typoed that as "punchable", something I am sure you would feel more comfortable with ;D

Actually no, not quite... too bland and too late, anyway.  ;D
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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #93 on: January 17, 2011, 11:24:16 AM »
Wow...I had no idea that the character in Atman's Gosford Park was an historical figure.  I just looked him up and learned also that much of the music in the film was composed by him.  The day is young and I've learned something already!
Yes - the songs that Jeremy Northam (Spelling?) sings are Novello songs. It is quite cleverly weaved into the movie.
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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #94 on: January 17, 2011, 11:30:27 AM »
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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #95 on: January 17, 2011, 11:36:41 AM »
A nose like the prow of a dreadnought - can't get more distinguished than that :)
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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #96 on: January 17, 2011, 11:41:01 AM »
What you're seeing is the naked Elgar :D - My vote is about the man, his clothing, the pose, the whole image... the British empire ;)
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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #97 on: January 17, 2011, 11:57:14 AM »


Ambroise Thomas - dark looks!

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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #98 on: January 17, 2011, 12:04:52 PM »
Aww, such pinchable* cheeks!

If you want give them a pinch you can go down to Red Square and have a go at it.  You'll probably never been seen or heard from again, I fear.   :'(

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Re: The best looking composer?
« Reply #99 on: January 17, 2011, 12:17:39 PM »
If you want give them a pinch you can go down to Red Square and have a go at it.  You'll probably never been seen or heard from again, I fear.   :'(

I'll probably get slimey hands too ???

What you're seeing is the naked Elgar :D - My vote is about the man, his clothing, the pose, the whole image... the British empire ;)

Indeedie, his image is quite solid - I love how the bike riding thing seems so charming, ditto his well-kept home.
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