Mirga in her own words

Mirga in her own words


norman lebrecht

January 23, 2021

In case you hadn’t seen this last year.



  • Fernandel says:

    Interaction close to zero. As laughable as Alondra de la Parra.

    • RW2013 says:

      Indeed, DG has come a long way since Karajan (not). Shame on them.

    • Laura says:

      The fact that you compared her to another woman, when you had so many other comparison points, is purely coincidental. You are not an old rancorous misogynist and angry patriarch. Oh no … Those don’t exist anymore, their phallic times are over.

  • Richard Master says:

    Mirga, come to save us and rid has of this old lascivious satyr. East of the Mississippi, north of the 38th parallel, west of the Appalachians.

  • Bass One says:

    Really enjoyed this film.

  • Brian says:

    Enjoyed this. She seemed to have a good rapport with some of the musicians here. Too bad their US tour was called off last October.

    • henry williams says:

      can you imagine karajan or reiner being so friendly
      to the to the orchestra.

      • Brian says:

        Certainly not. That’s why she’s a respected colleague and professional. Everyone is working towards a common goal of music-making. The era of conductors as dictators ended a half-century ago.

        • Chicagoan says:

          Great comment, but unfortunately way too optimistic. Look no further than Chicago to find a man who is the poster child (literally) for conductors as dictators.

  • Alexander T says:

    Another Simon Rattle. Vanilla flavoured and insipid.

  • Adista says:

    This woman is such an obvious marketing creation it’s amazing more people can’t see it.

    • Petros Linardos says:

      Excessive marketing can eventually backfire. This seems to be the case with Mirga within the SD bubble.

  • Annnon says:

    Broke the cardinal rule. Speaks far too much. Forgets that many of the musicians (especially the older ones!) will have played this dozens of times, with much better conductors. Grandmother and sucking eggs springs to mind, but younger conductors never understand this. No respect, nor trust.

  • E says:

    Thank you! I did indeed miss this last year.
    It’s a pleasure, also, to see the landscapes.

  • Alexander T says:

    Another Simon Rattle, vanilla flavoured and insipid.
    She will go far.

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    She’s wonderful!! Absolutely terrific.

  • JussiB says:

    One of the most overrated classical music person of today, along with Dudamel, Yusif Eyvazov and Lang Lang.

    • Petros Linardos says:

      How overrated is Mirga in the real world?

      She is 34, rising, getting plenty of hype (especially here), but her career is nothing like Dudamel’s in the last 10-15 years. Dudamel, who is only 5 years older, conducted both the Vienna and Berlin Philharmonic before turning 30. If Mirga had any confirmed high profile guest engagement, it would have dominated SlippedDisc headlines.

      I am only discussing careers, not talent. If someone is overrated, it is reflected in their career.

  • Gustavo says:

    A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…