Album Cover of the yaer front-runner. So far.
I’m sure there must be a photo of Eschenbach looking similar to Bruckner.
Any other possible composer-conductor combinations that might work? Szell-Stravinsky perhaps?
Erno (or Ernst): http://tinyurl.com/hmdra82
Christoph resembles his father more than his grandfather in my view; but still.
Alban Berg and Carlos Kleiber for the latter’s recording of Wozzeck would be interesting…
Especially as they were father and son!
Norman, can you find some relevant pictures and we can let readers judge?
The myth about Carlos Kleiber and Alban Berg is addressed here:
Yes, yes: but pony up the pictures! The camera never lies.
Still, I’d like to see CK’s 1970 live recording from Munich of Wozzeck issued with pictures of them both on it…
Images of Berg: https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1460&bih=739&q=alban+berg&oq=alban+berg&gs_l=img.3..0l6j0i30l3j0i5i30.1945.3189.0.39184.108.40.206.0.0.0.84.6220.127.116.11….0…1ac.1.64.img..0.10.621.qulAntehV7o#imgrc=_
C. Kleiber: https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1460&bih=739&q=carlos+kleiber&oq=carlos+kleiber&gs_l=img.3..0l2j0i30l6j0i24l2.717.2669.0.2818.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.7126.96.36.199….0…1ac.1.64.img..0.14.738…0i8i30.JODp9BMJrx4
E. Kleiber: https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&hl=en&biw=1460&bih=739&site=imghp&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=erich+kleiber&oq=erich+kleiber&gs_l=img.3..0j0i24l3.26823.28357.0.285188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.6220.127.116.11….0…1c.1.64.img..0.13.678…0i30j0i8i30.rvm6Z1yfoQ8
And since “the camera never lies,” Daniel Barenboim https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1460&bih=739&q=daniel+barenboim&oq=daniel+barenboim&gs_l=img.3..0l7j0i30l3.942.3197.0.3418.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.747.9j1.10.0….0…1ac.1.64.img..2.16.781…0i8i30.0oeK-5VBoRo#imgrc=_
and Madeleine Albright https://www.google.com/search?newwindow=1&hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1460&bih=739&q=madeleine+albright&oq=madeleine+albr&gs_l=img.1.0.0l10.604.2283.0.49126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52.6184.108.40.206….0…1ac.1.64.img..0.14.680.VbuNoj0pU-0
are indeed brother & sister!
(sorry for all the long links — forgot about the existence of tinyurl.com)
I know I may be spoiling a joke, but even if we treated scholarly evidence the way, say, Donald Trump would, we could still dispute the myth on the basis of the resemblance between Carlos and his parents.
Have you ever seen Barenboim and Albright in the same room? They are clearly one and the same person! Duh…
But Kleiber and Berg were father and son. The primary evidence is the close resemblance. But it also makes sense of Kleiber’s famously fragile and problematic relationship with Erich, his desire for approval from him (and possibly his choice of career) but then it all comes together in Wozzeck.
The work his father wrote, and his other father conducted at its premiere.
I nominate the guy from Whiplash and Christoph Eschenbach. They should totally do an album together.
Christoph Eschenbach and Mike Myers’ Dr. Evil…
Marin Alsop and Alfred Brendel…
Only a private release, but I think this isn’t the first time the similarity was pointed out (Weissenberg and Rachmaninoff):
I’m sure that Alexis Weissenberg was very aware, and perhaps proud of, the similarity.
Rossini and John Goodman!
Brahms’ classically-trimmed beard demonstrates more musical discipline than the bohemian wildgrowth of Segerstam. Where the one restricted himself to the number four, the other’s incontinence spills beyond the boundaries of musical meaning.
And Brahms was not fat except maybe in the last year of his life. The two truly have nothing in common. But Leif believes it so hard so let him have it…
Harsh. And, anyway, Johannes was more handsome.
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