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Subject: Re: Lookin good
From: John Irving <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:John Irving <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:51:15 -0600
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How about Bellini and Mozart?

      John

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> On Feb 18, 2017, at 6:48 PM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Mascagni, yes; there are some striking photos, but with Tschaikowsky,
> there is, again,. the beard.  Why did they do it?  It only conceals the best
> features of a man's facial structure: a clean jaw line.  Are there any
> sculptures from ancient Greece that depict a bearded man, unless he was
> some aging philosopher or king.?    God has a beard, but Adam, his ideal,
> aesthetically, according to Michelangelo, does not.   They almost disappear
> in the Renaissance and 18th century, but make an unwelcome comeback
> around the time of the young Abraham Lincoln.   A book could be written on
> this subject, maybe has.
> 
> dtmk
> 
> 
> 
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 6:22 PM, Miguel A De Virgilio <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
>> How about Mascagni and Tchaikovsky ?
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Discussion of opera and related issues [mailto:[log in to unmask]
>> BCCLS.ORG] On Behalf Of Stephen Lord
>> Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2017 5:19 AM
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Subject: Re: Lookin good
>> 
>> I believe Brahms grew it as he was no more than 5'4 and his voice never
>> really took on a mature sound and remained very high. All of this probably
>> contributed to the need to look more mature and masculine.
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
>> 
>>> On Feb 17, 2017, at 11:50 PM, donald kane <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Photos of the young Brahms are so fetching, I wonder why he ever grew
>>> that dreadful beard.  Gounod was  handsome in his youth too, and there
>>> is ample evidence that Puccini was unusually photogenic, so my
>>> question is: how good looking do composers tend to be?
>>> 
>>> dtmk
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