Norman Lebrecht on shifting sound worlds
You may not like the image, but it tells you the music has drama and is about real life.
And, if this image is not to your taste, try this. It’s a wake-up call.
classical ran the misogynist nude gamut in the 60s
Hopefully because Classical folks aren’t so bloody sexist as Nick Misogynist Cage.
That should have read:
Hopefully because Classical folks aren’t so bloody sexist as Nick Misogynist Cave.
And no distended womb! Norman, for shame!
Because we can’t afford to live in places that large and have naked 20-something women wander around the house.
Because it is not trying to sell pretentious bullshit!
As with all his current output, he’s gone for shock value – and boy is it shocking…
Black and white. Courier typeface, all caps. Commanding male, clothed. Submissive girl, naked. *Yawn.”
All of the above, and then also check out some ECM covers.
Nudes? On ECM covers? I must go and root through my record collection!
Oh, I didn’t see the nude, just the nice window shades and the composition of light and shadows.
Because photoshopped blow up dolls and Asian violinists with their bums out are much more Universal’s cup of tea.
Isn’t this the cover for “Fifty Shades of Grey” — the “classical” album?
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