View this post on Instagram Thanks to the @bostonsymphony and @andrisnelsons for another beautiful concert series at Symphony Hall. Photos: (1) @imseanpark (2) Hillary Scott.A post shared by Yuja Wang (@yujawang.official) on Oct 7, 2019 at 9:55am PDT
Thanks to the @bostonsymphony and @andrisnelsons for another beautiful concert series at Symphony Hall. Photos: (1) @imseanpark (2) Hillary Scott.
A post shared by Yuja Wang (@yujawang.official) on Oct 7, 2019 at 9:55am PDT
Shostakovich would have approved —
She should play Bach next:
“Air with a G-string”
“Die Kunst der Fuge”
I can not imagine Shostakovich in that dress, or any other for that matter (thankfully). Yuja looks much better. Go girl!
People talk more about her problematic outfits than about her piano playing ! Does she only want to be remembered for wearing short skirts ?
No, she should be remembered for this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ5qJrtxWzs
For real? This video documents one of the worst classical music concerts. One can hear that a serious pianist should not play Beethoven’s last sonata without knowing the other 31 sonatas previously composed. It takes a long research to find such a banal and boring interpretation of op 106. Miss Wang will not get a seat in the piano heaven!
Mad-âme Becker has just been awarded the prize for the most irrelevant comment. Truly half-becked.
mais elle y est déjà et depuis longtemps au paradis du piano ….. et toi tu es certainement meilleur qu’elle…..
Yuja has said in interviews many times that whilst she is the age where she can wear short skirts she will, when she gets older and doesn’t feel she can any longer then she won’t. What’s wrong with that?
Yes! A thousand times yes!
The fact she has to justify her outfits style is actually quite wrong.
ßtay at home in your Mormon Tabernacle
When I read the headline, I was about to display sincere shock, thinking that perhaps Yuja had performed or recorded the Shostakovich with a few bars missing.
Ah well. All’s well that ends well. That end’s well. That end as well?
On another note, what is the point of Instagram?
Or even, what is the point of your comment?
Darling, your infatuation prevents you from understanding the real question: What is the point of Instagram?
Pray tell us if you can.
Instagram was invented to give teenagers something to do with all the selfies they shoot with their smart phones. But they’re all so busy posting their photos that nobody is looking at anybody else’s pix. Oh, and the teenagers are now, technically, adults. But they haven’t grown up.
Back to the topic: Yuja can dress as she pleases. If you like her playing but her wardrobe bothers you, don’t look at Instagram or go to her concerts in person. Listen to radio broadcasts/webcasts of her concerts, such as the *excellent* Shostakovich Concerto No. 1 she did with the BSO last Saturday night. (I was listening on the web and so totally not distracted.)
She is quite brilliant, it has to be said.
Indeed, especially compared to the awful, stressed conducting of AN.
Exactly! This video of one of the worst concerts in classical music shows that one should not play Beethoven’s last sonata without knowing the 31 other sonatas previously composed. Miss Wang will not get a seat in the piano heaven!
Yes absolutely mesmerising and brilliant. Talented and beautiful.
It was not shorter. It was nothing at all. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce7USPnHZMA
Friedrich Gulda may have liked Instagram.
She is competing with Lola, if there is anything better than Shostakovich it’s with beautiful legs
Honestly, she’s short, a little stocky, and not leggy at all, though. Nothing wrong with that, we can’t all look like Valerie Leon.
Her shtick is pretty tired at this point
Then go to another post. Yuja will continue her brilliant career without you. Buh-bye!
Then go elsewhere
If she washes her clothes like she plays piano, too hot, no wonder they shrink.
Amazes me she can pedal in those skyscraper heels!
Wow! Miss Thigh now serves voyeurs with a view of both thighs. How creative!
Kindly stop regulating women’s bodies and insinuating that they should or should not wear certain items of clothing. This is not up to you and never will be, and perpetuating this narrative is disrespectful and poses a larger problem of making sure women are less than men.
Who cares !? She can play !
Are you happy to see me or is that a trumpet in your hands?
Have to love the comments, though –
waalpe Besides great musician, you are a wonderful and sexy fairy. Kisses
While Yuja obviously needs help with her wardrobe, she is nonetheless one of the top pianist in the world today!
That’s a great Shortakovich.
That’s a better dress than the one she wore last February. LEGS!!
Someone should also note how great the BSO trumpet player, Thomas Rolfs was in this concert. I attended the Thursday evening performance. I have never heard such incredible playing.
Yes, but what was he wearing?
Utterly thrilling playing, as usual.
It is no great secret that Yuja isn’t considered attractive in Asian society. Non Asians are obviously unaware of the standards in Asia and, compared to your typical Arby’s eating American female , Yuja has a nice figure. Yuja knows this and is playing it for all it’s worth. Quite pathetic in my opinion.
Women soloists will probably be playing naked in 10 years to keep the audience interested. Meanwhile, men are still in the stiff attire they’ve worn for hundreds of years.
It’s more than the attire that’s stiff. 😉
Shes the antidote to long hours looking at opera singers.
I don’t know why attention is still brought to this. She’s a brilliant artist and performer. Let her be one without criticizing how she chooses to express herself.
I completely agree. I love watching her play. So talented. Go girl
Who cares about the dress? Well played but frankly not a very good piece of music. Nelsons certainly had his head buried in the score for that one.
Stick to commenting on music Norman. People of our age should have grown out of ogling girls in short skirts.
At last, Yuja not only shows us both her bare thighs at the same time, she also shows that she is wearing a slip under her dress. Now fans just have to know: Is it maybe a thong?
What is applauded here: the pianistic performance or the pianist’s thighs? As a concert goer, you can expect a concert pianist to have respect for her audience, so she also dresses respectfully. Not every concert goer, not all orchestra members appreciate it when uninvited bare thighs are unpacked in front of them and the cutting of a dress allows glimpses of the briefs worn by Miss Wang. Miss Wang can play the piano, but she has no sensitivity and no culture. Her style includes performing in hot pants and a top made entirely of fabric strips in a Swiss church or in concerts in Istanbul. Miss Wang apparently wants to provoke. Therefore, for me she is not a serious artist, but a foolish girlie who puts her own intentions above music, musicians and the audience. With her questionable outfits, she violates rules of aesthetics, cultural decency and respect. But she is clever and knows how male brains react when you offer them female nudity and sexual stimuli: men then switch off their minds – they react in the Stone Age. The show also the numerous comments under the Youtube movies.
After a performance, numerous orchestra members around the world bet on whether the critics will first comment on the performance, or her attire. 9 times out of 10 it is about the outfit. The sad state of music criticism.
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