READER POLL: A classical composer is profiled in the New York Times this week — not for his music, but for his fashion and style. Your reaction:
1. For shame! It’s yet another sign of the trivialization and sensationalism that has dumbed down classical music — and from the paper that just laid off one of its best classical critics.
2. Great! It’s a hopeful sign that classical music is finally coming down from its ivory tower and joining the rest of American culture.
3. It’s fine with me — just as long at it’s not that &%$# Eric Whitacre (below) again.
4. Where can I find me some cool Ann Demeulemeester pieces?
Please feel free to expound to your heart’s (or spleen’s) content in the reply section. And Happy New Year!