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Kleiber's Face - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
December 5th, 2004
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Kleiber's Face
Consider the following photo of the famous conductor Carlos Kleiber:



I find his expression fascinating, and fantastically expressive. What do you think?

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Current Music: Brahms -- Symphony No. 4 -- Carlos Kleiber and the Wiener Philharmoniker

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From:mux2000
Date:December 5th, 2004 03:17 pm (UTC)
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He looks regretful. Almost in physical pain.
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From:gaal
Date:December 5th, 2004 03:28 pm (UTC)
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He looks a bit like Wittgenstein.
From:gamahucheur
Date:December 5th, 2004 03:43 pm (UTC)
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Could Kleiber conduct the music of lions?
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From:gaal
Date:December 5th, 2004 04:07 pm (UTC)
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The baton conducts only in the application that a living being makes of it.
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From:ijon
Date:December 5th, 2004 04:16 pm (UTC)
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Does he? I don't see a great similarity. <shrug>
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From:kakapo
Date:December 5th, 2004 04:41 pm (UTC)
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He does. First thing I thought when looking at his face.
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From:mux2000
Date:December 5th, 2004 04:47 pm (UTC)
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From:gaal
Date:December 5th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Yes, ijon. Notice that both Kleiber and Wittgenstein's faces are *black and white*. Frankly, I'm surprised you didn't notice that sooner.
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From:mux2000
Date:December 5th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
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I was just putting it here for reference. It makes better reference if they are both B&W.

Oh, and lol.
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From:ukelele
Date:December 5th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)
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He looks like he deeply regrets that Bela Lugosi has already filled his career niche.
From:gamahucheur
Date:December 5th, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)
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Yes, Lugosi did even less conducting than Kleiber.
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From:ijon
Date:December 5th, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
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Don't be mean!

BTW, Bauhaus have a very good song called "Bela Lugosi's Dead".
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From:gaal
Date:December 5th, 2004 06:25 pm (UTC)
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Heh.
From:gamahucheur
Date:December 5th, 2004 03:49 pm (UTC)
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That face seemed to fit his life.
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From:ijon
Date:December 5th, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC)
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Yes, I guess it did, from what I've read about it, particularly his father complex...
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From:passacaglio
Date:December 5th, 2004 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Actually, he looks a little like Aidan Quinn.
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From:themoniker
Date:December 5th, 2004 04:52 pm (UTC)

Yes!

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Totally Aidan Quinn. Except with a scarier nose and a gaunter look.
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From:yggdrasil_
Date:December 5th, 2004 11:37 pm (UTC)
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I was thinking more Rutger Hauer, actually.
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From:themoniker
Date:December 6th, 2004 08:48 am (UTC)

OK, you win

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passacaglio roxxors,
but yggdrasil_ rulez.
From:nimster_lj
Date:December 11th, 2004 11:58 am (UTC)

He is a copy of Christopher Walken

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Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Conclusive evidence. (The guy in the middle)

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