Maestra gets a movie

Maestra gets a movie


norman lebrecht

December 17, 2018

A documentary on Alondra de la Parra premieres next month in Berlin.

She’s going places.

Der Dokumentarfilm “La Maestra” begleitet Alondra de la Parra auf drei Kontinenten zu ihren wichtigsten Lebensstationen in der Saison 2017/18. Es sind Einblicke in das Leben einer Musikerin entstanden, die einen neuen Dirigenten-Typus verkörpert, zwischen den Kulturen und musikalischen Genres. 
© 2018, a BFMI production in co-production with ZDF/Arte und Deutsche Welle.
Regie: Christian Berger


  • Mexican Musician says:

    Why is it that such a bad musician receives so much publicity?

  • Jean says:

    Instagram conductor…

  • Kna says:

    Did she pay for this movie like she did to get her concerts as well? She’s going places, no doubt about it! Thank to you!

  • Wurtfangler says:

    Is it a comedy?

    • RW2013 says:

      very unkind to make fun of this woman whose Mahlerian insights and conducting technique are beyond anything that I’ve ever experienced.

      • Wurtfangler says:

        Wow! I thought I knew Mahler pretty well but her insight . . . Her analysis of Mahler is mind-blowing. The generations of scholars and conductors before her knew nothing. With this level of insight into the mind of the composer and his work I am sure her readings of the symphonies must be landmarks that could be placed with the greats.

        • Debrath says:

          Lol no. I hope future generations ignore these years. Where conductors are traveling too much and spending less time with one orchestra.

        • Beldo says:

          Hey, I am on the autistic spectrum and therefore I have a hard time discerning sarcasm/irony : can you please confirm that you were indeed being sarcastic ? I din’t find anything particularly interesting in the video, but then it is only a minute and a half so I think it may be hard to be very deep. Thanks in advance.

  • Orchestra Manager says:

    These comments full of hate are disgraceful. I have been following Alondra’s career from the beginning, and I find her to be a very good and personal conductor. She certainly has not to pay for engagements, she is paid for her professional work with orchestras.

  • Jaime Herrera says:

    As one who has worked with her, I can verify she is mediocre – no, perhaps a tiny notch above mediocre. (Why, you ask? She has an unclear beat, is mostly disengaged, cares more for her impression on the audience, has little to add to the printed score, and can be slightly arrogant to the orchestra.)

  • Jack says:

    I love it when the sexism comes out of the woodwork every time a female conductor is mentioned in this blog. Probably done by certain men with small sticks, I’d guess. Very humorous.

    • De la Puerra says:

      Being a woman is not a problem. Being a dreadful conductor and musician (and still get space in the media) is! Simple as that.

  • Musician says:

    She is the worst of the worst.

  • Deborath says:

    I like ms. de la parra, but to say she is an exceptional musician will be an exageration. She cares more for her impression on the audience(check her instragram), has little to add to the score, and can be arrogant to members players, if you don’t believe me asked the Jalisco orchestra or the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. Enough said.

  • De la Puerra says:

    Is the documentary about her beautiful looks and shoes? Because that I could understand…