September 22, 2005


Lara St. John, contemporary treatment of classics--note the strategic placement of the violin.

YIPS! from Robbo: Oh, my. Classical Cheesecake kicks it up a notch. Put a babe on the cover and Whango! Instant Music Appreciation! (Or, to be more precise about the aim, Instant Music Sales!) I've actually seen articles now and again about this kind of marketing ploy. (In fact, here's one off Miss Cheesecake's own website.)

I suppose glamour shots of Sarah Chang and Anne Sophie Mutter are enough for us older farts, but it was thought time to go after a younger demographic.

All I can say is thank God nobody's asked Isaac Stern to take off his shirt.

Posted by LMC at September 22, 2005 01:06 PM | TrackBack

She looks awfully young.

Posted by: rbj at September 22, 2005 01:18 PM

I'd only seen a couple of her CD covers before, but I'd gathered from the comments on Amazon that this young lady is somewhat notorious in classical circles for such displays...

Posted by: LDH at September 22, 2005 01:20 PM

A shame she never learned piccolo.

Posted by: The Colossus at September 22, 2005 01:31 PM

RBJ--she is 32 now; the link is to her first CD when she was 23. As long as she has the body to pull it off, why not?

Posted by: LMC at September 22, 2005 01:48 PM

colossus - hahahahahaha

Posted by: red at September 22, 2005 02:00 PM

Back when I worked in a CD warehouse, I understood this principle. Our best selling clasical disc (and we had an impressive classical collection) was Nadia Solerno-Sonneberg.

Posted by: Eric J at September 22, 2005 02:13 PM

My wife gave me Lauren Green's "Classic Beauty" for Christmas

Posted by: LMC at September 22, 2005 03:01 PM

Dam, when 23 looks too young I better go get my rocking chair.

Posted by: rbj at September 22, 2005 03:30 PM

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