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Sex sells, but does it sound good?

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Maxim Boon

Is the increased focus on performers' sex appeal a tacit acknowledgement that classical music can no longer connect with society on its own terms?

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About the author

Maxim Boon is a British-born composer, producer, commentator, critic and arts writer based in Melbourne. He is the National Senior Editor and Arts and Culture Editor of The Music and formerly the Online Editor of Limelight Magazine. He is a contributor to several national and local titles including The Age, Time Out, The Guardian, Daily Review, Audrey Journal and ArtsHub.