In an Aesthetic Landscape of Dirty Knickers, Outraged Stuffiness Creates the Greatest Stir
Allardice, Lisa, New Statesman (1996)
The Mediaeval Baebes, Bond and Charlotte Church are creating most of the noise in classical music at the moment. With the exception of Miss Church, of whom we've all heard quite enough, these might be unfamiliar names to many. Transparently alluded to as "the wet T-shirt quartets", these scantily clad girls who dare to call themselves classical musicians were the target of an impassioned speech given by Sir Thomas Allen at the Royal Philharmonic Society awards this month. According to Sir Thomas, these mellifluous lovelies are pulling all the wrong strings and propelling us into giddy cultural decline.
This seems rather a heavy charge for simply spicing up the realm of …
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Publication information: Article title: In an Aesthetic Landscape of Dirty Knickers, Outraged Stuffiness Creates the Greatest Stir. Contributors: Allardice, Lisa - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 131. Issue: 4588 Publication date: May 20, 2002. Page number: 8. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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