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Can a computer tell how old the great composers are in their portraits? We put Microsoft's new tool to the test…
This sweet little portrait of Beethoven was actually painted when he was 13. Oh and he's not a girl. Nice one, Microsoft.
He was actually 75 here… looking good, Liszt! Picture: Getty
Microsoft shaves a few years off Shostakovich's actual age – he was 65 in this photo. Picture: Getty
The tool adds ten years to poor Bernstein's real age here – he was 44. Picture: Getty
Handel clearly hasn't been moisturising enough – he's actually 41 in this portrait.
Try subtracting 20 from that, Microsoft… the composer of The Four Seasons was actually 30 here. And a man. Whoops, computer!
Not bad, internet. The leading virtuoso pianist of her day was actually about 21 when this portrait was done.
So Mozart was seven when this portrait was painted. And 'How Old Do I Look?' has him pegged for a 20-year-old woman. Right.
But pity poor Mendelssohn. He's the tender age of 12 in this picture and this website thinks he's a 43-year-old woman. Maybe it's the hair?
Bach clearly had a mean skin-care routine – he's actually 61 here.
Computer says 'no' for Monteverdi. "Couldn't detect any faces" :(
Almost spot-on! Have a gold star, computer. Rachmaninov is 64 here. Picture: Getty
Johann Strauss II definitely gets the better deal here – he was actually 66 here. Brahms, however was a comparative spring chicken – just 58. We blame the beard. Picture: Getty