Worst Dressed Performer?

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Worst Dressed Performer?

Something light to cheer us all up (apart, of course, from Him Who Cannot be Cheered up Because The Classical Musicke is Too Serious to Joke About.)

Worst dressed conductor or performer?

I just came across this and couldn't let it go without comment:

First of all, just what is it? A jacket? A cardigan? And what is it made of? Alpaca? Fieldmouse?

I would also like to mention Barenboim's repellant and slightly sinister hat, which features on the cover of many of his disks.......

 

 

RE: Worst Dressed Performer?

Not bad, Jane. Not bad at all! At least, a much more creative subject than the shallow thread "The worst ever record cover". You should not fear my reaction. Some of your admirers defend the threads on the music and only the music. I wonder how they will face this thread. I trust your charm will prevail over their (flexible) principles.

I wonder what else your inspiration may have in store for us.

Parla

P.S.: The Barenboim choice is well spotted, by the way.

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Anyone else have this problem: I don't see the first picture, only the Barenboim. My dad used to have a hat like that and he wasn't a bit sinister!

Chris

Chris A.Gnostic

RE: Worst Dressed Performer?

Sorry you couldn't see picture........here is the link. (Guilini Bruckner 9 with Chicago).

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Thanks, Jane. It looks like one of those hotel bathrobes, put on in a hurry.

Chris A.Gnostic

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It's Giulini dressed a la mode for middle-aged swingers of that era. Shortly after he, like Lennie, would be draping that sweater over his shoulders and tying the arms loosely around his neck. Turn to the left, turn to the right.

Barenboim looks like a mafia hit man.

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Why conductors feel the need to dress like Tony Orlando is a mystery. Bruckner has the all time worst hair cut. Why didn't he just shave his head? I like the Don Rickles line; 'who picked out your wardrobe, Stevie Wonder?'

goofyfoot

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While I am at it, what about those Chinesey jackets worn by conductors these days? Does anyone really like them?

Here's Norrington, for instance, looking as if he doing some Tai Chi:

 

And Gergiev:

 

Everyone seems to be at it..........even Dr No:

 

RE: Worst Dressed Performer?

I can't see much wrong with Barenboim's hat though it reminds me of the strory Muti tells in his autobiography: he was wearing his new Borsalino at the Naples Conservatory when he met an old friend from Bari, who said to him: "You look like Bariello [a clown] - un cazzo con cappiello [a prick in a hat]." Muti never again wore a hat.

Adrian

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And this is how to dress.....!

Adrian

RE: Worst Dressed Performer?

Your picture doesn't seem to have come out, Adrian? Did it come out when you "inserted" it? (It should have done.......)

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