Thursday, 22 September 2011

SEPARATED AT BIRTH? Pianists and their Lookalikes Part 2

And here they come, more musical personalities and their lookalikes. This is the second part featuring great pianists, past and present.

Ever thought that Martha Argerich could have been married to one of the Beatles, as did Yoko Ono? Maybe its all that wild hair.

Here's what Vladimir Ashkenazy looked like in his youth, when he could have acted in The Graduate, The Marathon Man, The Rain Man and Tootsie! Just don't expect Dustin Hoffmann to play the Rachmaninov piano concertos.

Did anyone tell Singapore National Olympic Council chief Ng Ser Miang that he was the twin of Murray Perahia?

Celebrating pianists from the past, former Liszt student Emil von Sauer and Percy Grainger.

The whirlwind from the steppes Vladimir Horowitz and the Lion of Cairo Ignaz Tiegerman.

Both are Russians: Vladimir Lenin and Dmitri Bashkirov.

More Russians, settling in USA. The young Dmitry Paperno was a spitting image of the composer George Gershwin. Did he ever get to play Rhapsody in Blue?

Hungarian-born pianist Peter Frankl could have been a younger brother of Richard Nixon's Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

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