Mirga loses hair control

We keep getting pestered by her London PRs to use the latest posed images of Birmingham’s new chief, Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla. Since the pics are unnatural and look nothing like her, we have spared you the ordeal.

Instead, here’s a new shot from the LA Times, accompanied by a nice profile piece.

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(c) Lawrence Ho/LATimes

Hair today, Brum tomorrow.

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  • Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla conducts the Juilliard Orchestra
    Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla
    An up-and-coming sensation of the conducting world praised for her “charisma and spark” (Los Angeles Times), Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla makes her New York debut leading the Juilliard Orchestra’s opening concert of works by Beethoven, Berlioz, and fellow Lithuanian Raminta Šerkšynte.
    Read the press release.

    Mirga Gražinyté-Tyla, conductor
    Piano soloist to be announced
    RAMINTA ŠERKŠNYTE Fires
    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3
    BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

    • Bald conductors are the best: Sargent, Kleiber (dad), Solti, Mitropoulos, Eschenbach, Kalam, Rhodes, Dudamel (he wears a wig), Van Zweden, and the incomparable Savic. Without hair, the brain energies remain concentrated and don’t get diffused into the surrounding air by swift gestures. Debussy already complained about the conspicuous lock of hair that Arthur Nikish sported, and gave a review not of his concert but of this lock, drooping sadly in the adagio and fiercily raising in the heroic tuttis.

      Carefully ordered coiffures may break loose during tutti’s and distract the players. Especially the brass can threaten any hairdo:

      https://www.google.nl/search?hl=nl&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1280&bih=583&q=conductors+hair&oq=conductors+hair&gs_l=img.3…63024.65790.1.66213.13.3.9.1.6.0.39.106.3.3.0….0…1ac.1.64.img..0.11.92…0i19k1j0i10i19k1j0i30i19k1j0i5i10i30i19k1j0i8i30i19k1.l9Nz1_nl9CU#imgrc=dmpiO24qYwkYcM%3A

      It depends upon the type of repertoire, of course. Mahler and Beethoven appear to be quite hair-disturbing composers in performance. In Iran, female players have found an apt solution to the problem:

      http://subterraneanreview.blogspot.nl/2015/08/beethoven-in-iran.html

    • Bald conductors are the best: Sargent, Kleiber (dad), Solti, Mitropoulos, Eschenbach, Kalam, Rhodes, Dudamel (he wears a wig), Van Zweden, and the incomparable Savic. Without hair, the brain energies remain concentrated and don’t get diffused into the surrounding air by swift gestures. Debussy already complained about the conspicuous lock of hair that Arthur Nikish sported, and gave a review not of his concert but of this lock, drooping sadly in the adagio and fiercily raising in the heroic tuttis.

      Hairdo dangers depend upon the type of repertoire, of course. Mahler and Beethoven appear to be quite hair-disturbing composers in performance. In Iran, female players have found an apt solution to the problem:

      http://subterraneanreview.blogspot.nl/2015/08/beethoven-in-iran.html

  • Carlos Kleiber always said the most important things to ensure success on the podium were hairspray, well-fitting clothes and braces which withstood significant humidity!!

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