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Classical musicians: hot or not?

April 15, 2008
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Yes, it’s the music that matters.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s acknowledge that classical music organizations aren’t shy about using images of attractive musicians in their marketing.

A hottie violinist, the theory goes, will sell more tickets than a not-so-hottie violinist.



Rather than shy away from that reality, one publication, Britain’s Muso magazine, now has a reader scoring system—for both men and women—on its website. (I know you want to look, so click here.)

Now that you are back, tell me is this: a.) an insult to the music, b.) inevitable, c.) amusing, d.) inaccurate because Joshua Bell isn’t in the Top 5, e.) all of the above, f.) some of the above, g.) something else.

Your thoughts?
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