What Composer is Your Soulmate?

Do you belong with Bach, Mozart, Beethoven or Chopin? Find out which of these eight most legendary composers is your soul mate! Brought to you by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Alyssa Porambo
Created by Alyssa Porambo
On Mar 29, 2017

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Your soul mate is…Johann Sebastian Bach!

Your soul mate is…Johann Sebastian Bach!

Studious and intellectual, Johann believed strongly in serving as a good husband and devoted father. While Bach was mainly known as being a no-nonsense, hardworking kind of guy, he could also break it down on the dance floor! Written accounts have noted that he loved to dance, and was quite good at it.

Your soul mate is…Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

Your soul mate is…Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!

Do you enjoy raucous parties, potty humor and ridiculously gifted musicians? Wolfie is your man! Known as one of the bad boys of classical music, Mozart had one of the most eccentric personalities of his time. While this unfortunately led to being a frequent target of gossipers, creditors and rival composers, he loved to have fun and raged up until the time of his death.

Your soul mate is…Ludwig van Beethoven!

Your soul mate is…Ludwig van Beethoven!

Looking for a high intensity love affair? Ludwig is your guy! An adoring man who wore his emotions on his sleeve, his intense feelings of joy, grief, love, rage and elation can be heard throughout his music. Although he could be difficult to get along with (as his teachers and patrons wrote about him), it’s only because he was just so passionate.

Your soul mate is…Robert Schumann!

Your soul mate is…Robert Schumann!

Looking for someone shy, introverted and sensitive? Robert is your soul mate! His introspective, meditative mentality led to focusing on the deeply emotional aspects of his music. While he was also later embroiled in a strange love triangle between his wife Clara and composer Johannes Brahms, he held it together pretty well.

Your soul mate is…Frédéric Chopin!

Your soul mate is…Frédéric Chopin!

Frédéric could light up a room, and was the regular ladies’ man. He charmed all French ladies, and made all Frenchmen jealous as a result. Solange Clésinger remembered him to be “as tender and passionate as his music” (1895). He was also known to be unusually sensitive, with a fiery temperament and internalized ethical principles.

Your soul mate is…Franz Liszt!

Your soul mate is…Franz Liszt!

Franz is the perfect hot-and-cold lover. Gallant, courtly and expressive, Franz would no doubt encourage you to “treat yo’ self.” On the flipside, he would also encourage him to “treat his’self” as well; Franz had at least 26 major love affairs and fathered several illegitimate children, loved luxury, indulged in theatrics and was generally known as a Casanova. And yet, he was also a recluse, a highly disciplined musician, and took orders in the Catholic Church in 1865.

Your soul mate is…Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky!

Your soul mate is…Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky!

Looking for a pessimistic, depressed lover? Piotr is your man! His shyness was so severe, it intensified to almost manic like proportions. He once wrote in his diary that he could hold “incredibly animated conversations” with people but would rather “flee from them to the ends of the world.” He also divorced a woman after a mere nine weeks because she “possessed little intelligence.” Harsh!

Your soul mate is…Gustav Mahler!

Your soul mate is…Gustav Mahler!

Looking for that special someone who needs saving? Gustav needs you! The poor guy remained mentally tormented most of his life, obsessing about death and writing music that expressed it. Throughout most of his life, Mahler coped with his demons through irony: in his First Symphony (“Titan”), we discover sharp juxtapositions of the beautiful and the tragic, with “the absurd, the silly and the grotesque.” Yuck.