Mirga’s Aria

Mirga’s Aria

Daily Comfort Zone

norman lebrecht

November 03, 2021

Just because.

It could be the next Adagietto.



  • Roman says:

    Very rushed, at times metronomic. At this speed many nuances get lost. I still don’t see what people find in Mirga, sorry.

  • Anthony Sanderson says:

    A beautiful piece.

  • sabrinensis says:

    Those animated and distracting floppy hands while there is little activity in the music (and other tells) raise suspicion of there being a dilettante behind the hype.

    • V. Lind says:

      I’ve just cut her off my visiting list, should she ever pop into my orbit.
      Watching her conduct would drive me mad.

  • Anne says:

    “It could be the next Adagietto.” Not even close! This is not a criticism of Mirga, but the music itself.

  • EagleArts says:

    Seems that she excels in drawing attention away from the music and to herself. Crazy Eyes she is……..

  • Gustavo says:

    Prima ballerina

  • NYMike says:

    Lovely piece but her hands don’t seem to have much of a connection to it.

  • Paul Johnson says:

    I’ve seen her conduct twice in Birmingham. They were great concerts, but the “hand flapping” wasn’t as pronounced as it was here or at the televised Proms concert this year.
    This is a lovely piece but it is no Adagietto.

  • Patrick says:

    Why all the hype about Mirga? We worked with her recently and wasn’t anything special. Disappointed indeed.

    • Ellingtonia says:

      Yes, it can be difficult when you are not up to the musical requirements / demands of the conductor, I think you may need to practice a little more. I saw her conduct Mahler 2 and 8 in Birmingham, in the first one she was good but in the second she was superb in marshalling the orchestra, choirs and soloists.

  • christopher storey says:

    I was waiting for her to take off. She looks like the animations of a pterodactyl one sometimes sees.

  • Gustavo says:

    Indeed, I prefer watching elegant female conductresses than fat sweating males.

    That said, there are currently no fat sweating female conductresses to be viewed. So there’s still a long way to go until we reach equal gender rights on the podium.

  • Gerry Feinsteen says:

    (every single time I see this photo of her I can’t help but wonder if it depicts her responding to someone teasing her)

  • Pastore says:

    Can’t help but feel a man conducting in a similar fashion would not have received such a negative reaction.