yuja wang’s little orange dress

Some of you may be wondering what I think about the flap (largely manufactured by the LA Times) concerning piano virtuoso Yuja Wang and her very short mini dress that she wore at the Hollywood Bowl.

I don’t give a shit. The girl plays the crap out of the piano, she can wear whatever she likes.

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8 Replies to “yuja wang’s little orange dress”

  1. Well Charles, it doesn’t seem to be hurting her career.  Charles Calmer has been in constant touch with her management to get her back here for 2012/13, but with no success.  She’s touring the world and can’t fit us in….

    1. It was a brilliant marketing move (I hate to be cynical, but it was probably a planned move to get media attention), and I do hope we get her back in Oregon at some point – I enjoyed her time here very much.

      1. it was DEFINITELY “a planned move to get media attention” – and, it worked – always has, always will.

        it’s also no accident that this topic has, uh, pumped-up the comments on this post, as well.

  2. Interestingly, she wore exactly the same dress when we saw her with the San Francisco Symphony in June — a month before the big dustup in LA — and nobody there seemed the least bit bothered by it. PS: She looked spectacular, of course.

  3. i don’t know this pianist’s playing nor her choice of repertoire.

    however, i will say this, fast-fingers & re-hashed renderings of the same-old, same-mold, hold virtually zero interest for me.

    then again, pimping rocky’s 3rd just MIGHT get me to give it another pass – with the sound turned off.

  4. RE: Times music critic Mark Swed’s review: “Her dress Tuesday was so short and tight that had there been any less of it, the Bowl might have been forced to restrict admission to any music lover under 18 not accompanied by an adult” 

    a curious position, considering this – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaej4Wjkj1Q – widely reviewed as ‘music’ (particularly for young audiences), rather than ‘adult’ entertainment – moreover, no financier in right mind would argue with 24-million-plus views

    [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kaej4Wjkj1Q&w=420&h=345%5D

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