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Composers Photographs (page 1)

Photographs and Paintings of Famous Composers

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
German composer and organist.
Left: Young Johann Sebastian Bach.
Right: Portrait of Bach in later years.

Left: Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
Hungarian composer, pianist, musicologist.
Right: Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)
French composer.

Left: Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Austrian composer and organist.
Right: Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Polish pianist and composer.

Left: Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)
Bohemian composer.
Right: Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
English composer.

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
English composer born in Germany.
Left: Portrait by Sir James Thornhill.
Right: Portrait by Thomas Hudson (1749).

Left: Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
German composer.
Right: Modest Moussorgsky (1839-1881)
Russian composer.

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827)
German composer and pianist.
Left: (1819) Portrait by Joseph Karl Stieler.
Right: Actual plaster mask of Beethoven made during his lifetime by Franz Klein(1812)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
German composer and pianist.
Left: Brahms in his thirties.
Right: Brahms in later years.

Left: Aaron Copland (1900-1988)
American composer.
Right: Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
French composer.

Left: Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Norwegian composer.
Right: Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Austrian composer. Teacher of Beethoven.

Left: Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
Hungarian pianist and composer.
Right: Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)
Austrian conductor and composer.

Wolgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Austrian pianist, violinist, composer.
Left: Portrait whose author is unknown. Was said by people who knew Mozart to be an 'absolute likeness.'
Right: Actual plaster mask of Mozart, previously thought to be spurious, is now accepted by some scholars as authentic.

Left: Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)
Italian violinist and composer.
Drawing by Ingres (1819).
Right: Serge Prokofiev (1891-1953)
Russian pianist and composer.