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Initial post: Mar 11, 2012 6:04:42 AM PDT
I stumbled upon some Liszt caricatures by Janos Jankos in a periodical and that made me think that maybe we should have a thread about caricatures.

Here is the Janko:
http://lambiek.net/artists/j/janko_janos.htm

and one more from Janko of Liszt as abbot:
http://www.allposters.com/-sp/Franz-Liszt-as-Abbot-Caricature-from-Borsszem-Janko-27th-July-1870-Posters_i1590462_.htm

Berlioz
of course was a great "victim" for caricatures - among others here is the one with the canons:
http://www.hberlioz.com/Cartoons/cartoons2.htm

Glenn Gould
may have been too much of caricture of himself for anyone to make a caricature of him... but I did manage to find one together with the caricatures he made of others - including Karlheinz Klopweisser (... I wonder who that is... clueless....):
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/glenngould/028010-1040.02-e.html

There must be tons of caricatures out there - share them here.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 6:27:13 AM PDT
Dichterliebe says:
Mozart:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardcthompson/3179578600/

Beethoven:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_3_P7eJQLZ54/R4r8TiWcBeI/AAAAAAAAAYs/grc3Kb2F5g4/s400/beethoven2m.jpg

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 6:53:20 AM PDT
Here you can buy a signed caricature of Leonard Bernstein:

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/8643383

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 10:48:38 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 11, 2012 10:49:51 AM PDT
Piso Mojado says:
Rasmus, I'll try to see these caricatures by Jankos; they sound interesting. The great tenor Enrico Caruso was also an artistic genius at drawing caricatures of himself and his fellow musicians. The Russian basso Fyodor Chaliapin was also painted and sculpted, but I don't know if he drew caricatures. If he did I'd like to see them. He was a brilliant make-up artist and costumier, unrecognisable from one role to the next.

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 4:56:42 PM PDT
T. Anderson says:
i always liked this one of wagner. earsplitting?? not that i agree...

http://opera-intros.com/FrenchWagner.html

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2012 5:14:49 PM PDT
KenOC says:
Rasmus, you can see the illustrious Karlheinz Klopweisser up close and personal here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFFJX0SYPvw

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 7:16:28 PM PDT
Caruso was a brilliant caricaturist, both of himself and his contemporaries: Caricatures

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 5:52:30 AM PDT
T. Anderson

If that's how that French cartoonist felt about Wagner I sure don't hope he stuck around for Schönberg!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 6:08:46 AM PDT
Ken

I love that Klopweisser video! Of course I am just projecting personal feelings when I can't help of thinking of another Karlheinz from Germany...

Posted on Mar 12, 2012 6:15:33 AM PDT
scarecrow says:
I recall some interesting caricatures of Stravinsky beyond the famous portrait Picasso did; Erik Satie as well;

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2012 9:10:26 AM PDT
KenOC says:
Rasmus: Coincidence I'm sure!

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 4:58:09 AM PDT
Mahler caricature:

http://classical-iconoclast.blogspot.com/2009/05/mahler-sequence-carnegie-hall-ny-boulez.html

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 5:05:20 AM PDT
Ahmad says:
Bruckner :-)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27834815@N04/2654956865/in/photostream/

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 5:06:25 AM PDT
T. Anderson says:
rasmus, that's awesome! i love the mahler caricatures!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 5:12:51 AM PDT
T. Anderson

I'm glad you liked it!

From Ahmad's source -- Brahms:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/27834815@N04/2654953027/in/photostream/

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 16, 2012 6:17:25 AM PDT
Wagner inspired many cartoonists, here are the results from google picture search:

http://www.google.dk/search?hl=da&qscrl=1&nord=1&rlz=1T4ASUT_daDK471DK471&q=caricature+wagner&ion=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1536&bih=715&wrapid=tlif133190328028810&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=NjtjT7ixCIfmtQaF6KnOBQ

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 1:38:33 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 16, 2012 1:47:00 PM PDT
A great one of Mahler, a contemporary response to the massively-scored Symphony No. 6 (make sure to read the translation of the caption under "Description" below the picture itself):

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mahlercartoon_1907.jpg

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 1:40:08 PM PDT
Tchaikovsky (d'you think the artist thought his music was tragic or something?):

http://www.toonpool.com/user/5631/files/tchaikovsky_1020755.jpg

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 1:44:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Mar 16, 2012 1:47:09 PM PDT
The oil painting of Ligeti, in which he appears muzzled and deteriorated and holding up a life sized deteriorated image of himself holding up a life sized deteriorated image of himself (into infinity), is one of my favorites. It appeared on the cover of a Wergo LP (then CD): http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51OdfJX5S2L._SS400_.jpg

Posted on Mar 16, 2012 1:44:47 PM PDT
A very unflattering one of Handel-as-glutton:

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/04/02/article-1166656-043DC2D5000005DC-763_468x614_popup.jpg
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