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‘Sex sells’ in classical music, Dame Jenni Murray says

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Women struggle to succeed in classical music unless they “go along with the old idea that sex sells”, Dame Jenni Murray has suggested, as she laments the sexist world of orchestras. The Woman’s Hour presenter claimed female musicians such as violinist Nicola Benedetti and trumpet player Alison Balsom have been accepted because they are marketed in a particular way. Others, …

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