Mariss Jansons

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Mariss Jansons
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Mariss Jansons in 2015
Born
Mariss Ivars Georgs Jansons

(1943-01-14)14 January 1943
Riga, Latvia
Died30 November/1 December 2019 (aged 76)[a]
OccupationConductor
Organization
Awards

Mariss Ivars Georgs Jansons (14 January 1943 – 30 November/1 December 2019) was a Latvian-Russian conductor. Jansons was seen as one of the world's top living conductors.[1][2][3] He was best known for his versions of Mahler, Strauss and Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich.

He worked for the Oslo Philharmonic, where he was music director from 1979 to 2000. He also directed the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra from 1997 to 2004, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra from 2003 until his death, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra from 2004 to 2015.

Jansons died either late on 30 November or during the early hours of 1 December 2019 in Saint Petersburg, Russia from cardiovascular disease, aged 76.[4][5]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. Some sources state 30 November while others state 1 December. The time of death was not reported and may not be known. It could have been in the early hours of 1 December.

References[change | change source]

  1. Geoffrey Norris (21 January 2015). "The art of the conductor". Gramophone. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  2. "Obituary / Mariss Jansons led the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and other top ensembles". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 1 December 2019. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  3. David Lister (8 April 2009). "Mariss Jansons: Maestro with a mission". The Independent. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  4. "Conductor Mariss Jansons dies aged 76". Public broadcasting of Latvia. December 1, 2019.
  5. Leyrer, Georg (1 December 2019). "Stardirigent Mariss Jansons laut lettischem Rundfunk gestorben". Kurier (in German). Vienna. Retrieved 1 December 2019.