Classical Pinups…Who’s Your Screensaver?

Violinist Lara St. John is among 12 Classical Music Pinups selected by Limelight Magazine.(Photo: Twain Newhart)
Violinist Lara St. John is among 12 Classical Music Pinups selected by Limelight Magazine.(Photo: Twain Newhart)

Sex sells, even in classical music

Limelight Magazine recently put together a very subjective list that, 20 years ago, was rarely mentioned out loud…which classical musicians are the “easiest on the eyes?”  Of course, that they are all extraordinary musicians goes without saying.

As I said, the list is subjective, so I’d like to hear your opinions about this.  Should it be discussed?  Does this type of marketing help or hurt classical music in the long run?  All answers will be kept confidential, so as not to put you in the doghouse at home!

Read The Top12 Classical Music Pinups (Limelight Magazine)

Flash and substance:  Can they co-exist?

Two other musicians, one of which was surprisingly not on the above list, are also turning heads onstage.  One for what is worn…and one for what almost isn’t.  See Yuja Wang here and Lang Lang here)

Read Rock-star glitz for the classics (Philly.com)

Lang Lang: Classical’s most prolific pitchman

Not only is Lang Lang flashy, he moves merchandise.  He sells Rolexes, Adidas, Audis, and probably soon, iPads.

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