The Lithuanian conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla is at work with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra this weekend.
photo (c) Musacchio & Ianniello/ www.santacecilia.
Why is this news? Unless you’re reassuring us that Mirga and baby are well?
can’t stand this Mirga pushing on slippe d disc
Looks like paid advertising
+14 x 7.6
Going… going… gone to Ben for +1,000,000,000!
Did Mirga once smile at you out of politeness, Norman?
Strange comments. Clearly a celebration of the newly evolving rights of women in music
— an illustration that motherhood and profession need not be separated as is still claimed in some quarters…
I see a fixation on Mirga, not a celebration of female conductors. There are many more out there doing good or great work.
I’m sure that the repeated orchestral sounds from so close are very good for the baby (dependent upon the repertoire). The picture of a pregnant woman leading an orchestra is a most encouraging sign that it will be achievement and quality which will increasingly determine musical careers on the rostrum, more so than convention.
I would wholeheartedly advise Mirga to not expose the baby to sounds like these:
…. which could cause serious psychological problems later in life, or aggressive feminism.
Great clip and proof that women can compose as well as men.
In the field of contemporary Jazz trumpet though men still rule…
And yet… Laurie Frink ,Stacy Rowles, Ingrid Jensen …
Don’t know the other two, but Ingrid Jensen is really good.
Actually, studies have been done about exposing a preborn child in the uterus to music.
Hearing is one of the first senses to develop and the last to go. (You must be very careful about what you say in front of a dying person) .
Crying babies after birth will calm down if they hear sounds that are the same as what they heard before birth, for ex. a young children’s story in a certain meter. It reminds them of being safe in the uterus (for that reason young babies are swaddled; they are used to tight warm spaces).
On the other hand a full orchestra, unless it’s playing Brahm’s lullaby might just be a little too stimulating…
Natalie Dessay sang the queen of the night pregnant.
That must have been stimulating.
“You must be very careful about what you say in front of a dying person.”
You mean in case they wreak their revenge from beyond the grave?
I was thinking more along the line of hurting their feelings before they passed.
But who knows? Many cultures believe that spirits of the dead can help/hurt the living or intecede with G*d or some angel to change events or help/hurt someone on earth
I find using pregnancy for PR absolutely tasteless. Like in very profession, being pregnant doesn’t stop one from working till the last month , unless something is unfortunately wrong. So what is all this fuss about ?
It’s just beautiful to look at. Life…
Is that the reason of the silence of CBSO regarding next season’s information?
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