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    "Brahms arrives in heaven" (L to R on top row: Gluck(?), von Weber, Wagner, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Haydn. L to R from bottom: Brahms, Schumann, Bruckner, Mendhelssohn, Schubert, Liszt, ???, ???)


    "Bruckner arrives in heaven" (L to R: Bruckner, Liszt, Wagner, Schubert, Schumann, von Weber, Mozart, Beethoven, Gluck, Haydn, Handel, Bach)


    "Johann Strauss II conducting in heaven" (L to R on bottom row: Bach, Liszt, Wagner, Beethoven. L to R on top row: Haydn, Schumann(?), Mozart, Bruckner, Handel, Mendelssohn, Johann Strauss II, ???, Brahms, von Weber, Schubert)
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenOBrien View Post

    "Johann Strauss II conducting in heaven" (L to R on bottom row: Bach, Liszt, Wagner, Beethoven. L to R on top row: Haydn, Schumann(?), Mozart, Bruckner, Handel, Mendelssohn, Johann Strauss II, ???, Brahms, von Weber, Schubert)
    Once again, Russians underrepresented. Is that because they were Russian Orthodox, and go to a different heaven?

    Maybe the ??? guy is Chopin? Just a guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenOBrien View Post

    "Brahms arrives in heaven" (L to R on top row: Gluck(?), von Weber, Wagner, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Haydn. L to R from bottom: Brahms, Schumann, Bruckner, Mendhelssohn, Schubert, Liszt, ???, ???)


    "Bruckner arrives in heaven" (L to R: Bruckner, Liszt, Wagner, Schubert, Schumann, von Weber, Mozart, Beethoven, Gluck, Haydn, Handel, Bach)


    "Johann Strauss II conducting in heaven" (L to R on bottom row: Bach, Liszt, Wagner, Beethoven. L to R on top row: Haydn, Schumann(?), Mozart, Bruckner, Handel, Mendelssohn, Johann Strauss II, ???, Brahms, von Weber, Schubert)
    Probably (if) Wagner is in heaven annoying God why He is sitting in His place! hehehehehhe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huilunsoittaja View Post
    Once again, Russians underrepresented. Is that because they were Russian Orthodox, and go to a different heaven?

    Maybe the ??? guy is Chopin? Just a guess.

    Yes, that's probably correct! Maybe the unknown composer with a beard is a Russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by dionisio View Post
    Probably (if) Wagner is in heaven annoying God why He is sitting in His place! hehehehehhe
    In the first picture, it looks to me as if Wagner is asking Bach to quit hogging the organ and let him play, much to Beethoven's annoyance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenOBrien View Post
    Yes, that's probably correct! Maybe the unknown composer with a beard is a Russian?



    In the first picture, it looks to me as if Wagner is asking Bach to quit hogging the organ and let him play, much to Beethoven's annoyance.
    Nahh...Beethoven wouldn't hear anything of it though

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    In the earlier silhouette of Bruckner entering heaven neither Chopin or Mendelssohn were there so it's nice that the artist had a reappraisal for the Brahms one and included at least one of them. At least the composers were almost in chronological order on that one as there are a couple on the Brahms picture that are bamboozling me - even though he wasn't renowned as a composer I wonder if the guy with the pointy beard is Hans von Bulow? Perhaps the man next to him could be Berlioz?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenOBrien View Post

    "Brahms arrives in heaven" (L to R on top row: Gluck(?), von Weber, Wagner, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Handel, Haydn. L to R from bottom: Brahms, Schumann, Bruckner, Mendhelssohn, Schubert, Liszt, ???, ???)
    These two last could be von Suppé and Berlioz.
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    Gottschalk as a pianist
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    Those are his fast fingers, not and elizabethen ruff

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    A nice one.

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    (25 characters).

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    In 'Brahms arrives in heaven':
    I love how one cherub holds up the drum for Haydn's 'drum-roll', while another's cutting off the tail of his wig .

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    My all-time favourite:



    Liszt and George Sand by Maurice Sand.

    He did some Chopin caricatures too, but not as brilliant.
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    "Johann Strauss II conducting in heaven" (L to R on bottom row: Bach, Liszt, Wagner, Beethoven. L to R on top row: Haydn, Schumann(?), Mozart, Bruckner, Handel, Mendelssohn, Johann Strauss II, ???, Brahms, von Weber, Schubert)[/QUOTE]

    I actually think it's Beethoven dancing with Haydn in that one. Schumann would then have to be the dude standing at the rightmost end of the bottom row. Excellent caricatures .
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