caricatures

Silhouette artist Otto Böhler’s (1847-1913) book Dr. Otto Böhler’s Schattenbilder is a treasure trove of adorable drawings of musicians:

Famous pianist Emil von Sauer (1862-1942) playing Liszt’s “Tannhäuser Overture.”

Below: Sauer at the piano, Nikisch at the podium. Both in need of hankies.

Another silhouette by Böhler shows Grieg and his distinctly Einsteinian hairstyle:

Yup, looks about right.

And this rather beautiful depiction of Mahler conducting:

Brahms through Böhler’s eyes looks so sweet and lovable, like a character from a Beatrix Potter story:

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