Just what we need: Ysaye in the nude

Just what we need: Ysaye in the nude


norman lebrecht

November 23, 2017

The violinist Olga Guy invites us all to a recital in Brussels on December 20.

Rear view.


  • Anmarie says:

    Before reading the copy, I thought it was Yuja’s latest outfit.

  • Bruce says:

    A clearly pornographic painting by John Collier from 1898, deceptively titled “Lady Godiva” in an effort to sneak past the defenses of decent society. Scandalous!



    To what depths of depravity will today’s so-called musicians not sink, in the name of selling tickets and/or CDs? (Can one sink any lower than the pre-Raphaelites?)


  • David Boxwell says:

    Well, they had to do something to make this composer interesting. . .

  • Bruce says:

    In case anyone’s wondering, that picture is not of the violinist. It’s an 1898 painting by John Collier.

    (Comment with links to Wikipedia and the violinist’s recording on Amazon is awaiting moderation)