Hell to the no.

Igor Strawinsky

Igor say, “This chick rocks Les Noces”

I can’t believe we are still seeing articles like this:

“Women conductors? It’s not getting any better, only worse.”

(I suppose my blogging about it and spreading this dinosaur’s archaic idiocy is part of the problem in the “we are still seeing” department, but I must rant.)

Although I must also point out my favorite comment, where Liz Garnett suggests in response to Maestro’s suggestion that women could conduct Debussy but nothing serious like Stravinsky or Bruckner, “Guys, you should try directing La Mer with a pink sparkly baton, you get a much more authentic sound…”

(Liz Garnett is my hero. I’m practically a fangrl. Here’s a link to her blog--I highly recommend it!)

At least Salonen comes out on the right side of history on this one. I get more disturbed when young guys come out with this kind of garbage.

And for the record, I can conduct the s**t out of Stravinsky. So freaking there.


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  • siobhan maguire

    Thanks for the link to Liz Garnett’s blog. I can’t wait to go back and read more. And seriously, when will misogyny just.die. already?

    • chickwithastick

      She is amazing. I read her book a couple of years ago too, and it’s superb, but I can’t afford to buy my own copy–it’s one of those crazy $100+ academic press numbers. 🙁

      Misogyny is in the process of dying, I’m fairly convinced. We’ll get there. 🙂

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