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Title: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 11:27:38 AM
Be honest and don't let your favorite composer blur your objective judgment.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: MN Dave on June 24, 2010, 11:29:34 AM
Good lord; you're driving me insane.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Scarpia on June 24, 2010, 11:31:00 AM
I'm surprised he didn't put himself on the list. 
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 11:32:29 AM
I'm surprised he didn't put himself on the list.

Hmmmm...cause I know I'll win..
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Brahmsian on June 24, 2010, 11:36:41 AM
Fanny Mendelssohn.  She had nice 'buns'.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 11:38:46 AM
Fanny Mendelssohn.  She had nice 'buns'.

Ha!  :)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Scarpia on June 24, 2010, 11:39:14 AM
Fanny Mendelssohn.  She had nice 'buns'.

I give Clara the edge.
(http://www.cmle.com/images/claraschumann.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 11:40:40 AM
I give Clara the edge.
(http://www.cmle.com/images/claraschumann.jpg)

Brahms loved her for good reason...
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: jowcol on June 24, 2010, 11:48:41 AM
I want to vote for Saul!!!
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 11:51:33 AM
I want to vote for Saul!!!

Thank you!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4643289795_5af6ac3cea_o.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Verena on June 24, 2010, 11:53:33 AM
This is gonna be a skewed vote, with most men probably voting for a woman. And men are very likely in the majority here. So perhaps we should vote for women and men separately. Or else one could achieve justice by giving one woman's vote the weight of ten male votes  8)  :D ;D

PS: in real life, we also have separate beauty contests for men and women
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 11:54:19 AM
This is gonna be a skewed vote, with most men probably voting for a woman. And men are very likely in the majority here. So perhaps we should vote for women and men separately. Or else one could achieve justice by giving one woman's vote the weight of ten male votes  8)  :D ;D

lol!!!
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Bulldog on June 24, 2010, 11:54:45 AM
Thank you!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4643289795_5af6ac3cea_o.jpg)

I"m glad to see that you don't have one continuous eyebrow.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 11:55:44 AM
I"m glad to see that you don't have one continuous eyebrow.

Ha ha!!!

 :D
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: cosmicj on June 24, 2010, 11:56:35 AM
Is this a poll on which composer we think is most attractive or which one is objectively the most attractive?  I'm not voting until that's answered... or the subject of an invective-laced 500-post thread.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 11:59:15 AM
Is this a poll on which composer we think is most attractive or which one is objectively the most attractive?  I'm not voting until that's answered... or the subject of an invective-laced 500-post thread.
Objectively the most attractive
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Bulldog on June 24, 2010, 12:00:47 PM
Objectively the most attractive

Sorry, but physical attraction is all on the subjective end.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 12:02:26 PM
Sorry, but physical attraction is all on the subjective end.

Darn... that's also true...
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Verena on June 24, 2010, 12:09:59 PM
Quote
Sorry, but physical attraction is all on the subjective end.

That's what I was thinking when I read the preceding question. But then, it's probably not completely subjective. I'd say we are geared to finding certain physical attributes attractive (this can, to some extent, be experimentally tested). However, many people can still swim against the current and find beauty in persons - or anything else, for that matter, who/that most others may not find attractive. 
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 12:13:51 PM
As they say:

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: jowcol on June 24, 2010, 12:20:07 PM
Although I'm grateful for the photo-- I'm not sure how we can make the final decision until the swimsuit competition....
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Bulldog on June 24, 2010, 12:22:04 PM
Although I'm grateful for the photo-- I'm not sure how we can make the final decision until the swimsuit competition....

Forget the swimsuit.  A nude Saul is what's needed. 8)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 12:22:13 PM
Although I'm grateful for the photo-- I'm not sure how we can make the final decision until the swimsuit competition....

Haha!
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 12:22:58 PM
Forget the swimsuit.  A nude Saul is what's needed. 8)

Compose yourself bulldog!!

 :)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Opus106 on June 24, 2010, 12:24:02 PM
Forget the swimsuit.  A nude Saul is what's needed. 8)

At dawn, in front of an English castle, riding a unicorn.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 12:27:48 PM
At dawn, in front of an English castle, riding a unicorn.

Haha!
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: jowcol on June 24, 2010, 12:29:28 PM
Thank you!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4643289795_5af6ac3cea_o.jpg)

By any chance, do you have a well lit, frontal head shot you can offer up?
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 12:33:45 PM
By any chance, do you have a well lit, frontal head shot you can offer up?

Not at the moment.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 24, 2010, 12:37:54 PM
Why isn't Henning on the list? He's damned handsome. :)

My 3 favorite composers are all relatively ugly. But man, did they have talent! :)

8)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 12:46:48 PM
Why isn't Henning on the list? He's damned handsome. :)

My 3 favorite composers are all relatively ugly. But man, did they have talent! :)

8)

I tried to stay away from contemporary composers.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: greg on June 24, 2010, 05:27:59 PM
I voted for Brahms but read the list again and saw Clara Schumann on it. Arrgghhh...  :-\

Oh, well. Being objective, I guess they'd probably tie for the top spot anyways.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: springrite on June 24, 2010, 05:34:44 PM
Where is Xenakis, Mousorgsky, RVW, etc. on the list? Those guys are handsome!
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Mirror Image on June 24, 2010, 05:36:40 PM
I tried to stay away from contemporary composers.

You mean you tried to stay away from composers you don't understand and are closed off to?
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: greg on June 24, 2010, 05:37:38 PM
Xenakis could've been if he didn't have shrapnel explode into his cheek and create a dent in it for the rest of his life- and it would help if he didn't have such a big Greek nose.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: springrite on June 24, 2010, 05:52:26 PM
Xenakis could've been if he didn't have shrapnel explode into his cheek and create a dent in it for the rest of his life- and it would help if he didn't have such a big Greek nose.

I don't want pretty-boy handsome. I want handsome with some character!

(BTW, it is also the only way that I myself could be described as handsome by a non-blind person.)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: greg on June 24, 2010, 05:56:31 PM
I don't want pretty-boy handsome. I want handsome with some character!

(BTW, it is also the only way that I myself could be described as handsome by a non-blind person.)
Oh, yeah. I could understand if he had a certain appeal to the women. The guy had serious balls.

Not only did he did he wear a scar of a hero on his face, but he escaped a death penalty and wrote some of the most brutal music ever known to man (and at that time, when heavy metal hadn't been invented, it was the most brutal by far).
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 06:25:36 PM
You mean you tried to stay away from composers you don't understand and are closed off to?
Yes, only you the Great Mirrored mind understand them...
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 24, 2010, 06:26:30 PM
Brahms seems to be winning...at the moment...
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Josquin des Prez on June 25, 2010, 07:57:25 AM
(http://operafreak.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/436px-johannes_brahms_18534.jpg)

Wonder why. He looks like a Greek god.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Brahmsian on June 25, 2010, 08:05:24 AM
Wonder why. He looks like a Greek Geek god.

Corrected!  ;)  In all honesty, he was a good lookin' young chap.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: knight66 on June 25, 2010, 08:09:27 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
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Gurn Blanston on June 25, 2010, 08:16:26 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)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Marc on June 25, 2010, 08:32:48 AM
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:

(http://i50.tinypic.com/j0ff9x.jpg)

Andrea Lindberg Tarrodi.

(Sorry, Karl.)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: knight66 on June 25, 2010, 08:38:43 AM
Roxanna Panufnik


(http://www.albustanfestival.com/images/archives/composers/roxanna.jpg)

or

Dame Ethel Smyth

(http://www.tongyulala.org/graphics/2009/6/21/dame_ethel_smyth1(1).jpg)

Oh...give me a mo there!

Mike
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Archaic Torso of Apollo on June 25, 2010, 08:40:24 AM
Andrea Lindberg Tarrodi.

(Sorry, Karl.)

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

(http://www.noozhawk.com/images/uploads/Lera_Auerbach.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Marc on June 25, 2010, 08:44:43 AM
Dame Ethel Smyth

(http://www.tongyulala.org/graphics/2009/6/21/dame_ethel_smyth1(1).jpg)

Who's NOT afraid of Virginia Woolf?

ETHEL!

Virginia felt like being caught by a giant crab. ;D
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Brahmsian on June 25, 2010, 08:46:48 AM
Umm, maybe not.

(http://lovegloom.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/glass-box.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: knight66 on June 25, 2010, 08:47:57 AM
Though that is certainly a striking image.

Mike
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: snyprrr on June 25, 2010, 10:02:52 AM


...running away!!!...

Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: MN Dave on June 25, 2010, 10:26:49 AM
When are we doing composer with the biggest...french horn?
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 25, 2010, 11:44:39 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...

(http://www.weta.org/fmblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/fmb_1822_by_w_hensel.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: listener on June 25, 2010, 12:08:47 PM
This smells like necrophilia. All these good people are dead ....

                               .....de-composers
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Marc on June 25, 2010, 11:42:33 PM
This smells like necrophilia. All these good people are dead ....
                               .....de-composers
Quite.

But their compositions last for ever. 0:)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: matti on June 26, 2010, 12:28:54 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.

Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Marc on June 26, 2010, 12:45:23 AM
This thread is certainly growing into a good one! 8)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: knight66 on June 26, 2010, 01:59:48 AM
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
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Scarpia on June 26, 2010, 08:03:59 AM
Given that Brahms and Clara Schumann come in first and second, a shame they never got together and had children.   8)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Scarpia on June 26, 2010, 08:18:21 AM
Mendelssohn was a nice looking boy himself... though I voted for his sister...

(http://www.weta.org/fmblog/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/fmb_1822_by_w_hensel.jpg)

One would guess that it would take a sissy to write such sissy music.   ;D
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: greg on June 26, 2010, 04:19:59 PM
Roxanna Panufnik


(http://www.albustanfestival.com/images/archives/composers/roxanna.jpg)
(http://www.castrocopia.com/media/jpg/drool.gif)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Teresa on June 26, 2010, 04:41:55 PM
Thank you!

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/4643289795_5af6ac3cea_o.jpg)
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.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/Eilif_Peterssen-Edvard_Grieg_1891.jpg/220px-Eilif_Peterssen-Edvard_Grieg_1891.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Josquin des Prez on June 26, 2010, 04:48:19 PM
I see your taste in men runs right along your taste in music.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: greg on June 26, 2010, 06:28:15 PM
(http://www.castrocopia.com/media/jpg/drool.gif)
I looked at her other pictures. I retract that.

How about
Litha Efthymiou?
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/23/l_a457c92795724454a02037ccdc7e9d4d.jpg)
I have her twin sister as a friend on myspace.

I also have this one super hot Slovakian girl on myspace whose uncle (or was it grandpa? i forgot) was a composer. She linked me to his music, and I listened to some of it, though I couldn't understand what the titles meant. On her profile's music player, she has doom metal, Penderecki, and is a fan of Schnittke, Mahler, and Prokofiev. Of course, you just don't meet people like this in real life.

Now... if she were a composer, I'd have her picture in this thread!  8)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: greg on June 26, 2010, 06:29:16 PM
I see your taste in men runs right along your taste in music.
For a second, I thought that comment was directed at Saul, which made me laugh.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Saul on June 26, 2010, 09:18:09 PM
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.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1e/Eilif_Peterssen-Edvard_Grieg_1891.jpg/220px-Eilif_Peterssen-Edvard_Grieg_1891.jpg)

Thank you Teresa!
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: not edward on June 27, 2010, 07:40:19 AM
On her profile's music player, she has doom metal, Penderecki, and is a fan of Schnittke, Mahler, and Prokofiev. Of course, you just don't meet people like this in real life.
I don't know: I've dated a couple of girls like that in the past. :)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Luke on June 27, 2010, 07:42:40 AM
Don't make poor Greg drool....
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Bulldog on June 27, 2010, 07:45:48 AM
I looked at her other pictures. I retract that.

How about
Litha Efthymiou?
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/23/l_a457c92795724454a02037ccdc7e9d4d.jpg)
I have her twin sister as a friend on myspace.

I also have this one super hot Slovakian girl on myspace whose uncle (or was it grandpa? i forgot) was a composer. She linked me to his music, and I listened to some of it, though I couldn't understand what the titles meant. On her profile's music player, she has doom metal, Penderecki, and is a fan of Schnittke, Mahler, and Prokofiev. Of course, you just don't meet people like this in real life.

Sure you can.  Just hop an airplane and visit her; sounds like she'd love to get together with you.  Would be an excellent adventure.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: greg on June 27, 2010, 03:34:28 PM
Sure you can.  Just hop an airplane and visit her; sounds like she'd love to get together with you.  Would be an excellent adventure.
Yeah... hundreds of dollars in debt later...

of course, the only girl that wants me to get on a plane and visit her is this boring girl from Columbia. I hate to say it like this, but she's kinda like half the reason I stay offline for Facebook chat.  :-X


I don't know: I've dated a couple of girls like that in the past. :)
Where do you live? Magical Adventure Fairy Land?  :o
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Lethevich on June 27, 2010, 04:04:35 PM
Yeah... hundreds of dollars in debt later...
Wouldn't it be worth the debt? Life is for living.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: greg on June 27, 2010, 04:07:25 PM
Wouldn't it be worth the debt? Life is for living.
It would be worth the debt the week or so I'd be there. After that, no...
(of course, this is all theoretical anyways- not like she invited me to her country, nor would I expect anything wild like that)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: knight66 on June 27, 2010, 09:38:37 PM
Greg, You could invest in a passport so that just in case......

Mike
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: greg on June 28, 2010, 07:05:14 AM
The only other country I'll be going to anytime soon will be Japan, sometime next year, if I'm able to work at this job I'm trying to get long enough to where $2000 doesn't hurt me too much financially.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: springrite on June 28, 2010, 07:51:08 AM
I also have this one super hot Slovakian girl on myspace whose uncle (or was it grandpa? i forgot) was a composer. She linked me to his music, and I listened to some of it, though I couldn't understand what the titles meant. On her profile's music player, she has doom metal, Penderecki, and is a fan of Schnittke, Mahler, and Prokofiev. Of course, you just don't meet people like this in real life.

Now... if she were a composer, I'd have her picture in this thread!  8)

I once met a girl online who likes Mahler, Bach, Stockhausen, and S&M, among other things. After six months, she flew TO ME in Los Angeles (she was in China) and we had two weeks together. I won't say any more than this before it gets too hot for this forum, but you do meet all kinds of people in real life. There are billions of people so there are endless possibilities. You just have to let yourself go sometimes.  ;D
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Florestan on June 29, 2010, 04:14:44 AM
(http://musictimeline.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/pyotrilyichtchaikovsky.jpg)

(http://enciclopedie.interactiuni.ro/o_stiri/566.jpg)

(http://www25.uua.org/uuhs/duub/images/belabartok1.jpg)

(http://sdragos.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/george_enescu.jpg)

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/32588043/Rachmaninoff+Sergei+B0120Sergei20Rachmaninoff.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: greg on June 29, 2010, 06:17:48 AM
I once met a girl online who likes Mahler, Bach, Stockhausen, and S&M, among other things. After six months, she flew TO ME in Los Angeles (she was in China) and we had two weeks together. I won't say any more than this before it gets too hot for this forum, but you do meet all kinds of people in real life. There are billions of people so there are endless possibilities. You just have to let yourself go sometimes.  ;D
lol sounds cool...
btw, that composer, S&M wrote some strange music.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: knight66 on June 29, 2010, 07:58:26 AM
Floristan, are thay all supposed to be good looking? A couple of nich-market entries there.

Mike
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Florestan on June 29, 2010, 09:14:39 AM
Floristan, are thay all supposed to be good looking? A couple of nich-market entries there.

I have no interest in men whatsoever --- but they somehow look good to me.  :)

Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: knight66 on June 29, 2010, 09:17:42 AM
Well, I shall not ever send you out to buy a loaf of bread; you might return with a spanner.  8)

Mike
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Florestan on June 29, 2010, 09:20:21 AM
Well, I shall not ever send you out to buy a loaf of bread; you might return with a spanner.  8)

Mike

 :D

Now seriously, what'so odd about them?
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: knight66 on June 29, 2010, 09:23:01 AM
Styles change; but Bizet needs a makeover and Rachmaninov looks like a vampire.

Mike
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Florestan 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.



Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Henk on January 16, 2011, 01:26:11 PM
I would vote Ravel!

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/B1nFp6FuwNS._SL600_.jpg) (http://www.avro.nl/Images/ravel_maurice_tcm8-227389.jpg) (http://www.sonicdemocracy.com/uploads/artistimage21.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Elnimio on January 16, 2011, 08:16:43 PM
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Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: CD on January 16, 2011, 08:29:34 PM
Massenet was cute.

(http://effingjro.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/massenet.jpg)

Prokofiev was handsome too. So slavic!

(http://berkshirereview.net/images/prokofiev_young.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: DavidRoss on January 16, 2011, 09:01:40 PM
This dapper young fellow isn't even on the list:
(http://web.abo.fi/fak/hf/musik/Sibelius/pix/4.jpg)

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):

(http://lineout.thestranger.com/files/2007/12/DSC03706.JPG)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Brian on January 17, 2011, 07:01:03 AM
This dapper young fellow isn't even on the list:
(http://web.abo.fi/fak/hf/musik/Sibelius/pix/4.jpg)

Might that not be because by the end of his life he was the worst looking composer (http://www.leninimports.com/sibelius_gallery_1.jpg)?
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: mc ukrneal on January 17, 2011, 07:18:25 AM
Ivor Novello was often considered one of the handsomest...
(http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0WTb_7uXDRNRBYAUlajzbkF/SIG=12aqp7cgk/EXP=1295363694/**http%3a//www.benboxer.com/Digests/images/IvorNovello.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: DavidRoss 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!
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Lethevich on January 17, 2011, 08:26:37 AM
(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/5108/82864694.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/7957/28041954.jpg) (http://img255.imageshack.us/img255/7649/83925989.gif) (http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/5211/11863712.jpg)

Warlock, Canteloube, Parry, Scriabin.

Edit: seeing them all together, it seems I have a "type".
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Florestan 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

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_65fJY6BlFC0/SP9LT4r0ZOI/AAAAAAAAAXc/MMlV9eGEJf8/s400/lenin.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: DavidRoss 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!
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Lethevich on January 17, 2011, 08:44:05 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_65fJY6BlFC0/SP9LT4r0ZOI/AAAAAAAAAXc/MMlV9eGEJf8/s400/lenin.jpg)
Aww, such pinchable* cheeks!

I typoed that as "punchable", something I am sure you would feel more comfortable with ;D
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Florestan 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
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: mc ukrneal 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.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on January 17, 2011, 11:30:27 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/Edward_Elgar.jpg)
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Post by: Lethevich 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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Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich 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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Post by: pjme on January 17, 2011, 11:57:14 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_A8XgY7cWYaI/Sd2KkN6RUMI/AAAAAAAACHE/4DAD6SgokTY/s400/flandrin-thomas-montaub.jpg)

Ambroise Thomas - dark looks!
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Post by: Scarpia 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.   :'(
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Lethevich 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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Post by: J.Z. Herrenberg on January 17, 2011, 02:14:37 PM
Here's the biggest hunk of all - Danish composer Rued Langgaard.

(http://www.theartsdesk.com/images/stories/CLASSICAL/igor_toronyi_lalic/gs-langgaard-may08.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Lethevich on January 17, 2011, 02:30:37 PM
Somehow the nose isn't quite reaching "distinguished" in Langgaard's case, but it is certainly reaching.

(http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3300/387144501.jpg)
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Post by: CD on January 17, 2011, 03:10:35 PM
I think everyone who read Young Werther decided to grow their hair like that. :D
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Lethevich on January 17, 2011, 06:00:26 PM
Here is a young Lennox Berkeley, and then still none too shabby in his middle years:

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/2265/lbin1927.jpg) (http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/77/lbin1943.jpg)
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Post by: Mirror Image on January 17, 2011, 06:41:31 PM
Roxanna Panufnik

(http://www.albustanfestival.com/images/archives/composers/roxanna.jpg)



YIKES! What a babe!
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: (poco) Sforzando on January 17, 2011, 06:49:21 PM
Here's the biggest hunk of all - Danish composer Rued Langgaard.

Hunk of what?
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: PaulSC on January 17, 2011, 07:47:15 PM
Hunk of what?
Burning love.

Or maybe not.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: CD on January 17, 2011, 08:23:27 PM
Word is he had huge... scores.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Tapio Dimitriyevich Shostakovich on January 20, 2011, 09:33:14 AM
Here's the biggest hunk of all - Danish composer Rued Langgaard.
Haha, looks crazy.

Shostakovich was a special beauty, thanks to his glasses ;)
(http://www.neoclassic.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Dmitri-Shostakovich.jpg)
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Post by: Brahmsian on January 20, 2011, 05:11:00 PM
Not a composer yet seems to be your "type" nevertheless...  ;D :P

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_65fJY6BlFC0/SP9LT4r0ZOI/AAAAAAAAAXc/MMlV9eGEJf8/s400/lenin.jpg)

Oh my, is that Antonin Dvorak balding?  ;D
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Post by: Brahmsian on January 20, 2011, 05:11:59 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/ce/Edward_Elgar.jpg)

I drink your milkshake!
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: snyprrr on January 20, 2011, 06:37:57 PM
Here is a young Lennox Berkeley, and then still none too shabby in his middle years:

(http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/2265/lbin1927.jpg) (http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/77/lbin1943.jpg)

The young pic looks like The Cure!!!LOL ;D
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: snyprrr on January 20, 2011, 06:41:37 PM
Hands down, Jani Christou (1926-1970). He's as pretty as the singer from A-ha! ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R588QIQgb30
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: Mirror Image on January 20, 2011, 08:10:34 PM
Only our resident YouTube sensation, Saul, would come up with a thread as meaningless as this one.  ???   ::)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: knight66 on January 22, 2011, 02:52:20 AM
Choral composer: Eric Whitacre

(http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/awards/foundation/2004/images/eric-whitacre.jpg)

(http://blog.musicroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Eric_Whitacre-300x281.jpg)

Mike
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: greg on January 22, 2011, 07:01:32 AM

YIKES! What a babe!
That's most likely just a good picture taken when she was a bit younger. She's more average-looking in her other pics.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: snyprrr on January 22, 2011, 07:08:58 AM
Choral composer: Eric Whitacre

(http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/awards/foundation/2004/images/eric-whitacre.jpg)

(http://blog.musicroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Eric_Whitacre-300x281.jpg)

Mike

He looks like that actor.
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: snyprrr on January 22, 2011, 07:09:23 AM
If anyone can get that pic of Jani Christou up...
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: knight66 on January 22, 2011, 07:10:29 AM
Not a clue which one you mean. I bought a disc of his music and there were several photos. One way or another, seems he is pretty popular.

Mike
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Post by: Luke on January 22, 2011, 09:29:56 AM
Choral composer: Eric Whitacre

(http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/awards/foundation/2004/images/eric-whitacre.jpg)

(http://blog.musicroom.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Eric_Whitacre-300x281.jpg)

Mike
He looks like that actor.
Not a clue which one you mean. I bought a disc of his music and there were several photos. One way or another, seems he is pretty popular.

Mike

Actually, he looks just like the footballer Robbie Savage (by name, by nature...)
(http://www.soccer-autographs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/robbie-savage.jpg)(http://real.theoffside.com/files/2009/07/cristiano_ronaldo_robbie_savage_450_9854913.jpg)
Title: Re: The best looking composer?
Post by: PaulSC on February 17, 2011, 12:17:40 PM
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51S9cfeuNrL._SL500_AA300_.jpg)

Handsome profile, at least!