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It's the latest craze that's taking the internet by storm, so for a little Friday afternoon entertainment, here's our take on the cat beard meme. Basically, it involves holding a cat in front of your face and taking a picture, making it look like a beard. Intrigued? Take a look at what the great composers would look like if they could take part in the trend.
Bach must have been listening to the Branden-purrr-g Concertos before holding a cat in front of his face.
We're all enjoying a cat nap after listening to Eric Whitacre's Seal Lullaby.
Good old Fur-gei, sorry, SERgei Rachmaninov. With a cat in front of his face.
Birthday boy Richard Wagner, complete with cat beard. We've been listening to his Ride of the Val-kitties all week.
Is that Peter and the Wolf? No, it's Sergei and the Cat. Not sure quite how that orchestral piece would sound...
Although Liszt may not be the most famous feline fanatic, his Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 was used in an episode of Tom and Jerry entitled The Cat Concerto. So here he is with a cat. As a beard.
Brahms. With a cat beard. The composer was wrongly accused of slaying cats for around 100 years, so he could work the sounds into his chamber music - but this was later found to be a rumour. And a good job too.
Grieg. Didn't he write the Hall of the Meowntain King, from Purr Gynt?