Watch this sexy elephant orchestra play classical elephant music! They're naked too: Bonus!
Years ago and probably now too, young women will dress for fashion. They've been acculturated to "look nice". It's a little humorous to them that it makes them too alluring. And they're correct, in the main. Generation gaps, different immediate priorities. "I wear less at the beach."So is 'impudent young upstart'!
Seriously, sexual attraction is one thing and musical performance is another. And performers should wear whatever they're comfortable in. If that means glossy lycra held together by string, so be it, but T-shirt and jeans ought to be acceptable too.
First of all, OP is not elderly. Even if he was, "respect your elders" is meaningless in this situation. Second of all, while there are interesting ways to talk about this subject that don't come off as misogynistic, this ain't it. If you want to talk about how you're attracted to Yuja Wang, go ahead, I guess, but don't expect people to think it's interesting and not verging on creepy.That's a less-than-charitable interpretation. I think it's a perfectly valid viewpoint to notice the similarities between the work that goes into vocal/auditory beauty and the work that goes into visual beauty as having something in common.
This is a forum for classical music afficionados, most of whom are elderly. Surely such guilty-until-proven-innocent thinking is a little excessive.
I'm dubious that it would. It isn't a question of "accepting" anything for me; it's just not really a factor. If anything, someone dressing provocatively might make me suspicious that they are trying to essentially seduce the audience into liking them, but that would have to be a pretty extreme case. In live concerts I'm not that close anyway, which might diminish whatever effect that would have. I'm not a huge fan of how Jean Rondeau dresses but I was able to get past that and hear the pathos in his recording made for the Netherlands Bach Society. It's especially easy for me to focus on the music and not the performer when I'm very familiar with the music and and trying to evaluate the interpretation in real time. Part of this may also be my heavy reliance on recordings before a concert, which possibly have trained me to rely more on my ears and less on my eyes.curious
Do you think an in person concert with an exceptionally attractive performer might? Maybe make you more wanting to be accepting?