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The Classic FM Concert with John Suchet 8pm - 10pm
15 February 2019, 12:45 | Updated: 15 February 2019, 12:46
From the impeccably coiffured Johannes Brahms to the perennial heartbreaker Leonard Bernstein, these composers were all heart-breakingly handsome in their 20s.
Aged 20, Chopin was 10 per cent musical genius and 90 per cent cheekbones. *sigh*
27-year-old Brahms, stealing Clara Schumann's heart with that knowing swagger and incredibly coiffured head of hair.
Young Gershwin revolutionised classical music, created a jazz standard and fully understood the power of a good smoulder.
29-year-old Leonard had lovely, swoopy hair. He was also an impeccable dresser.
21-year-old Clara Schumann was a vision, from her huge eyes to her lovely up 'do. No wonder Brahms was obsessed…
On the cusp of 30, Liszt still had all the swagger of a confident 20-year-old. And why wouldn't he? Look at that pout. *dies*
Edward Elgar: the envy of every man everywhere who can't manage to grow a moustache in his 20s.
More beards! Manly Pyotr sure knew how to groom himself at 27. *fans self*
From that elegant jawline to those lovely big brown eyes, young Felix was all kinds of adorable.
It takes a lot to look good in sepia – but young, moody Sergei pulls it off.
What was going on in Mahler's head was anyone's guess, but just look at those lovely dark eyebrows. Here he is, aged just 24.
Ah, Maurice. He wrote some of the most magical music of the 20th century, and practically invented geek chic. Look at the way that high collar complements his strong jawline. *sigh*