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Fix up, Look ♯ (How composers might look today…)

Thu Jun 6 2013

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Great first @OAENightShift at @CamdenAssembly. @LuiseBuchberger wants you to guess what we played from her glasses! https://t.co/Xte5CRStLg

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Their music might have stood the test of time, but what about their looks?  We gave a 2013 make over to some of our favourite composers …and one of them looks disturbingly like a mod cyclist… still, better than anything Gok Wan would’ve done.

handel-modern-portrait
Handel – Athletic

haydn modern portrait
Haydn – Suave

bach-modern-portrait
Bach – Dapper

4 Comments

  • I can’t think of a less-apt update than Handel in a tracksuit! hilarious!

    jo Thu Jun 6 2013
  • Is that Bruce Springsteen in the suave? Sorry, Bach looks like a tech prof at the faculty club luncheon.

    red Thu Jun 6 2013
  • THIS IS SO FAB OMG!!!11!!1!!!!!1!!!11
    luv all dem composers dere!!!1!!1!1

    your mum Fri Nov 1 2013
  • I’m teaching Bach in a K-8 school and the modern portrait really helped “humanize” him and helped the kids get past the wig!

    L Ellington Mon Sep 28 2015