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Young maestro Mirga Grazinytė-Tyla makes history as she signs to Deutsche Grammophon – home to legendary conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Claudio Abbado, Karl Böhm, Pierre Boulez and Carlos Kleiber. The Lithuanian musician, who is the Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, becomes the first female conductor to sign an exclusive long-term contract with the label.
Grazinytė-Tyla will release her debut album on May 3 – a collection of orchestral works by Polish composer Mieczysław Weinberg, whose centenary falls this year. She conducts the combined forces of the CBSO, Kremerata Baltica and violinist Gidon Kremer in Symphony No. 21 "Kaddish" – a major work completed in 1991 and dedicated to the victims of the Warsaw Ghetto. She also directs Kremerata Baltica in the early Symphony No. 2.
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla w/City of Birmingham - The British Project is the WFMT: Featured New Release
Mirga Gra?inytė-Tyla and the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra launched The British Project on Deutsche Grammophon last October with an e-album of Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem. That was followed earlier this year by a second digital release, presenting the Symphonic Suite from Walton's opera Troilus and Cressida in what The Times (London) described in its five-star review as an "ebullient, lusc...
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla w/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra - The British Project makes The New York Times - 5 Classical Albums to Hear Right Now
The New York Times - DAVID ALLEN writes.....A British rarity, experimental voices and a Beethoven quartet are among the highlights of recent releases. Whether the cause is Brexit, or the coronavirus, or the rearranging of priorities that has arrived in their wake, there has been a small but significant recent exodus of musicians from Britain's shores. The most-talked-about defector has been Simon Rat...
Boston and Birmingham orchestras seek a wider audience through streaming / Financial Times
Programmes from the two cities' orchestras presented high-quality music and more besides Barely a month passes without an advance in how concerts are being presented online. A straight filming in the concert hall has quickly been sidelined, as managements realise that streaming offers the opportunity to attract a wider audience with supplementary material such as interviews and arty videos. ...
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla wins 2020 GRAMOPHONE 'Recording of the Year'
Introducing the Awards 2020 issue of Gramophone. We celebrate the outstanding recordings and most inspiring musicians of the past year. PLUS, the peerless legacy of Itzhak Perlman. In the Awards issue of Gramophone, on sale from October 7, we bring you a full report of the biggest classical event of the year – the Gramophone Awards 2020. We name the 10 category winners, and invite a critic to a...
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla takes the podium conducting Mozart and Mahler in '90.1WRTI: Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert' broadcast
Mirga Grazinytė-Tyla is a fast-rising star in the classical music world, and she's on the podium conducting Mozart and Mahler in this Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert re-broadcast. Listen on Thursday, April 16 at 7 PM on WRTI: Philadelphia HD-2 and Friday, April 17 at 1 PM on WRTI 90.1. Mirga was recently appointed music director of one of the UK's major orchestras: the City of Birmingh...
Three young musicians are making musical history with classical GRAMMY nominations / yahoo news
Three young musicians are making a little piece of musical history as some of the first female Grammy nominees in the classical field. British violinist Nicola Benedetti, Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla and Icelandic composer Hildur Gudnadottir are all nominated for the first time, highlighting their contributions to music in three different disciplines. Nicola Benedetti, 32, is being recog...
Mirga Grazzinyte-Tyla - Weinberg Symphonies makes Gramophone 'Recordings of the Year 2019'
It's become a Gramophone institution, our annual Recordings of the Year. The past 12 months, or 13 issues in Gramophone's calendar, have once again brought their fair share of stunning recordings. Young maestro Mirga Grazinytė-Tyla makes history as she signs to Deutsche Grammophon. Grazinytė-Tyla released her debut album on May 3 2019 – a collection of orchestral works by Polish c...
New Yorker writers reflect on the year's best
When I think back on the musical events of the past decade, I think first of the sound of a composer talking. At the end of 2011, in the midst of the Occupy Wall Street movement, Philip Glass spoke to a crowd that had gathered on Lincoln Center Plaza. His opera "Satyagraha" had just been performed at the Met, and a crowd of protesters were registering the discrepancy between the opera's Gandhian ideals a...
Mirga Grazzinyte-Tyla Weinberg Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21 selected for 2020 GRAMMY nomination
Mirga Grazzinyte-Tyla Weinberg Symphonies Nos. 2 & 21 selected for 2019 GRAMMY nomination for Best Orchestral Performance. Young maestro Mirga Grazinytė-Tyla made history with her Deutsche Grammophon signing – home to legendary conductors such as Herbert von Karajan, Leonard Bernstein, Claudio Abbado, Karl Böhm, Pierre Boulez and Carlos Kleiber. The Lithuanian musician, who is the...
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla's debut recording is an odd choice, but I believe she "gets" Weinberg / Classical Music Sentinel
This is Lithuanian conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla's first recording. An odd choice of music to launch a debut, but I believe she "gets" Weinberg, so this should quickly establish her reputation as a strong contender to lead the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and future recordings for Deutsche Grammophon forward. She is the first female conductor to sign an exclusive long-term contract with the...