Whether it’s Aaron Copland raking the leaves in the yard, John Cage picking mushrooms, or Prokofiev playing chess, these photographs show famous composers in their everyday life doing normal everyday shit.
Claude Debussy having a picnic with his daughter.
Sergei Rachmaninoff flies a kite with friends.
Sergei Prokofiev plays chess with violinist David Oistrakh, while another violinist, Liza Gilels watches on.
Caroline Shaw kayaking on the Hudson River.
John Cage picking mushrooms.
Benjamin Britten sunbathing and skinny-dipping.
Germaine Tailleferre holds her dog.
Steve Reich has a snack.
Richard Strauss playing with his son.
Robert Aldridge does the honors with the turkey.
Gustav Mahler takes a hike.
Edgard Varèse hanging out in a cafe.
Amy Beach reading.
Arnold Schoenberg playing ping pong.
Sergei Rachmaninoff celebrates his birthday.
Francis Poulenc at a funfair.
Leonard Bernstein skiing with a friend.
Via Composers doing normal shit