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Sexualisation of women in the classical music industry

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Time and time again people have certainly opined on the presentation of female performers, wether it be Yuja Wang's dress, Lara St. John's CD covers or Anne Sofie Mutter's pose (recently those violinists were pointed out in the worst cd covers thread). Each of these cases, according to different people, have come down to a general conclusion that sexist inclinations of today have influenced their physical appearance (on varying levels). Even on this site there have been debates as to modesty on stage, the importance of appearance, wether women should conduct an orchestra and so on, which all end up boiling down to the same (if not a similar) debate.

What say you, TC, on the topic of sexualisation of women in the classical music industry?
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It should be a non-issue. I only hope the more photogenic don't get recorded more simply on the basis of their youth and beauty.

As an aside, I've seen plenty of model-like men on covers too. I don't think it is gender related.
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Well, I for one need a comprehensive list of these trashy sexualized covers so I can judge for myself.
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