In a second year, we are happy to provide a kaleidoscopic view into the covers of Music Lover, the premiere classical music magazine in China published every month by Shanghai Music Publishing Company and find out what’s hottest and who sells best.
Here are the covers of 12 issues of 2014. The July issue was intended as the special edition of the Music in the Summer Air by Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, and the October issue is a special edition of the Shanghai International Arts Festival. The year of 2014 hence produced 10 cover figures.
KLASSIKOM has analyzed the cover stars and presented the following charts for your better understanding, based on gender, average age and profession. The average age of them is 38, compared to 41 of 2013. The oldest living figure is pianist-conductor Pletnev at 57, youngest Jan Lisiecki at 19.
The gender preference offered a satisfactory improvement. In 2013, male musicians dominated the magazine with only one female on the cover. In 2014 women musicians accounted for 40% of the ten covers. The professional demography also showed a less polarized outcome than 2013.
Find out below the 12 issues of Music Lover magazine.