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    Default Mariss Jansons has died

    Last night at his home in St. Petersburg; not unexpected but terribly sad. He was a wonderful man and he will be missed.

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    See also:

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    “Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.” ― Mark Twain

    "Liberté, égalité, fraternité"

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    I truly am sorry I never got to hear his work in person. The opportunity was there when he was in Pittsburgh, but I just never got around to it. I have mixed feeling about his large recorded library; some great, some good, some so-so, a few awful. His live concerts though must have been something special. RIP

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    Great recordings of Tchaikovsky Symphonies 4 and 5. He was a sinner, but a great artist.
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    Very sad news indeed.

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    I was saddened to hear the news. Jansons was one of the greats and will be long remembered through his legacy of outstanding recordings.
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    I think I'll put on his excellent Tchaikovsky from Oslo today in his memory. Some of his very best recordings. He'll be sorely missed.

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    This evening I will play his recording of Mahler's 2nd Symphony with the Oslo Philharmonic.
    It will remind me of the Proms Concert back in 2013 when my daughter and I had the great pleasure of hearing Jansons conduct a very fine performance of this Symphony with the Bavarian RSO - fond memories.
    RIP.

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    An odd coincidence: Mariss Jansons suffered a heart attack in 1996 while conducting La bohème in Oslo. He narrowly escaped death and received a defibrillator implant, giving him an additional 23 years of life.

    His father, also a conductor, had similarly suffered a heart attack in 1983 while conducting the Hallé Orchestra in Manchester, England. Unfortunately, it was immediately fatal.
    Last edited by KenOC; Dec-01-2019 at 21:25.


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    RIP to a great conductor. Ive always loved his Rachmaninoff 3rd symphony with the St petersburg philharmonic

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    A few days ago he was arguably the world's greatest living conductor! I will miss him greatly.

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    Sad news. One of my favorite conductors. If some music with his conducting was available, I chose that version without any hesitation. RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil loves classical View Post
    Great recordings of Tchaikovsky Symphonies 4 and 5. He was a sinner, but a great artist.
    What sinning was he supposed to have committed?

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    I attended a number of Jansons' concerts in Pittsburgh and my record/disc shelves are heavy with his recordings. But not heavy enough; there remain several well worth adding, and I will get to that in honor of the memory of this conductor.


    https://www.timesonline.com/news/201...mariss-jansons

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    I'll never forget my first audition of his Tchaikovsky 4/5 recording on Chandos, back in the mid-1980s, at the dawn of the CD era. It was a revelation and made me an instant fan. I can't believe his flame has gone out. RIP, maestro.

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