I noticed it the other day when I was searching for a photo of Shostakovich for this great piece by Tavis on last weekend's Russian program at the Symphony.
From the facebook page of the group "Shostakovich: even emo-er Harry Potter?":
"Everyone (yeah you) knows and loves the emo string quartets, emo piano music, emo symphonies, emo concerti, emo operas, and generally bitter sarcastic emoness of Dmitri Shostakovich. He died in 1975.I don't know, but I do know that these kids love them some Shostakovich, and that makes them our kind of nerds.
Fast forward now to the 21st century. Harry Potter bursts on the scene, sporting the exact same glasses.