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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
Died 30 November/1 December 2019 (aged 76)
Occupation Conductor
Organization
Awards
  • Ernst von Siemens Music Prize

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. 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.

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