Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Liszt + Bieber

Beiber Fever had nothing on Lisztomania. 
Cmuse article: "Lisztomania: How Franz Listz became music's first panty-dropper" (bad title, good article)]

Well, except e-technology. 
I e-mailed to my 90-year-old auntie this 1842 illustration, (below) of adoring fans of Franz Liszt in concert.
My aunt, who e-mails me every morning from her iPhone, responded, 
"Just replace the opera glasses with smartphones." 


Zhoen said...

Nothing new about pretty-boy hearthrobs. Their appeal is lost on me, but the phenomenon is well recorded. No doubt of some sort of evolutionary advantage.

Fresca said...

Yeah, I'd say the "pretty boy" is a variation on the "sensitive male"--definitely an evolutionarily advantageous kind of human!

Zhoen said...

Girlish boy for young girls to safely crush on, is what I was thinking.

Fresca said...

Yes, but also, a counterbalance to the macho man.