Someone is comparing composers to biscuits – and the results are hilarious
23 January 2019, 14:41 | Updated: 23 January 2019, 15:20
An A+ music geek has created the perfect Twitter thread, likening composers to biscuits. Mozart’s a hobnob, obviously.
In today’s Twittersphere news, it’s all about this excellent composer-biscuit thread, created by Oxford University academic Dr Leah Broad.
From comparing C.P.E. Bach to an orange leibniz (‘not as good as the original’) to drawing parallels between Scarlatti and a Wagon Wheel (‘there’s just too much going on’), it’s all 10/10 music geekery.
1. J.S. Bach and C.P.E. Bach
2. C. P. E. Bach, Orange Leibniz. Nice try, bit different, but not as good as the original (soz beb) pic.twitter.com/pAk44MHii9— Dr Leah Broad (@LeahBroad) January 22, 2019
2. Vivaldi and Scarlatti
Domenico Scarlatti, Wagon wheels. THERE IS JUST TOO MUCH GOING ON. pic.twitter.com/kQFHyXf6ip— Dr Leah Broad (@LeahBroad) January 22, 2019
3. Pachelbel and Handel
7. Handel, shortbread. No nonsense. You know where you are with shortbread-Handel. pic.twitter.com/PfrZQoiHVG— Dr Leah Broad (@LeahBroad) January 22, 2019
4. Haydn and Mozart
9. Mozart, hobnob. Delicious on its own, and the foundations of many other biscuits. pic.twitter.com/CW4omRSw3g— Dr Leah Broad (@LeahBroad) January 22, 2019
Oh, and our personal favourite – John Cage:
25. John Cage, biscuit tin that you open expecting there to be biscuits but you forgot it was actually the tin you use for all the random screws that you don’t know where they go or what they're for. Best use = prepared piano. pic.twitter.com/MIfA1OoKn5— Dr Leah Broad (@LeahBroad) January 22, 2019