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Mariss Jansons has died
« on: December 01, 2019, 02:56:31 AM »
Conductor Mariss Jansons died yesterday in his St. Petersburg home, aged 76.

I really never really collected his recordings (his focus as a conductor didn’t coincide very much—in terms of repertoire—with my interests), but did have the chance to talk to him briefly at a reception here in Madrid when he visited with the Pittsburgh orchestra more than two decades ago. He was a very pleasant, unassuming man.

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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2019, 03:16:31 AM »
According to Norwegian newspapers from heart xailure at his home in St Pdtersburg.
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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2019, 03:19:47 AM »
I overlooked this and seems to have doubleposted. Oops.

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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2019, 03:24:50 AM »
Sorry to hear!
I attended some concerts conducted by him during his tenure in Amsterdam.

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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2019, 03:30:10 AM »
Very sorry to hear that. I enjoy his Shostakovich boxed set and his Honegger recordings in particular.
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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2019, 03:34:40 AM »
I overlooked this and seems to have doubleposted. Oops.

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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2019, 03:45:02 AM »
Sad news. RIP.
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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2019, 04:08:06 AM »
76 is not particularly old these days!  Yes,very sad!

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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2019, 04:53:31 AM »
Almost can't believe it... last night, I was watching a YouTube clip of Brahms' Double Concerto with him conducting and enjoying his gestures… and now I have to read this.
I have many good memories (Dutch telly) and some good recordings of him.

Rest In Peace, maestro Jansons.
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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2019, 05:05:32 AM »
Very sad news. I've attended concerts of his in Athens and he was to conduct here again in March 2020. May he rest in peace.

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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2019, 05:33:28 AM »
Sad news indeed.
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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2019, 07:16:51 AM »
Sorry to hear this.
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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2019, 08:55:55 AM »
A shame, indeed. What a marvelous conductor and he seemed like a genuinely nice person. RIP, Maestro Jansons.
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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2019, 04:08:52 PM »
Is it me or has this year been especially tragic? So many losses lately.

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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2019, 04:11:44 PM »
Here the Royal Concertgebouw performing Honegger's 3rd Symphony under Jansons. A rather fine rendition.

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/jK9mGN7KZg4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/jK9mGN7KZg4</a>

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Re: Mariss Jansons has died
« Reply #15 on: Today at 05:48:10 AM »
Homage concert from the BRSO conducted by Zubin Mehta, January 15, 2020. They play Mahler’s Resurrection symphony.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-ycwcCiz2Q&feature=youtu.be


Note: the concert starts at 12 min 30 s., after the speeches.
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