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Mariss Jansons

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Mariss Jansons was among the finest conductors to emerge from the previous Soviet Union within the last one fourth from the 20th hundred years. Jansons was created while Riga was under armed forces occupation with the Germans, who seized it in 1941, per year following its forcible annexation with the USSR. His dad was Arvid Jansons (or Yansons) (1914-1984), the best Latvian conductor to emerge beneath the Soviet program following the Baltic country was retaken with the USSR in 1945. Mariss examined violin, piano, and performing on the Leningrad Conservatory, graduating with honors. In 1969 he started trained in Vienna with conductor Hans Swarowsky and in Salzburg with Herbert von Karajan. In 1971 he gained the International Herbert von Karajan Base Competition in Berlin. He begun to use the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in 1973 when music movie director Yevgeny Mravinsky asked him to be associate conductor. In 1979 he became music movie director from the Oslo Philharmonic. Under his management it found international attention among the finest & most thrilling of main globe orchestras. In 1985 he was advertised to primary conductor from the Leningrad Philharmonic under music movie director Yuri Temirkanov. Jansons provides executed both great orchestras on many international travels to great acclaim. Following the fall from the Soviet Condition, as Russia’s second town reverted to its primary name, the Leningrad Philharmonic was renamed the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. He executed it in European countries, THE UNITED STATES, and Japan, and led the Oslo Philharmonic on travels to a lot more music centers of European countries, the U.S., and Japan. He provides guest executed lots of the world’s main orchestras. For Chandos Information he led the Oslo orchestra within a comprehensive Tchaikovsky symphony routine, and led many Shostakovich symphonies for EMI. His popularity is particularly solid being a conductor of great twentieth hundred years symphonic classics, including composers such as for example Bartók, Honegger, Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, Ravel, Weill, Sibelius, Respighi, Dukas, and Mahler. His documenting of Shostakovich’s Seventh Symphony using the Leningrad Philharmonic gained an Edison Prize in 1989. In 1995, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra announced Jansons’ session as its 8th music movie director, effective in 1996. He provides led it on effective travels, including a five-city, seven-concert tour of Japan in 1998, a tour of western coastline U.S. metropolitan areas, and a global tour in 1999. In 1995 Ruler Harald V of Norway appointed Jansons Commander with Superstar from the Royal Norwegian Purchase of Merit, the best Norwegian honor ever directed at a person not really of Norwegian descent, for his solutions to Norway as movie director from the Oslo Philharmonic. He was presented with honorary regular membership in Britain’s Royal Academy of Music in 1999 and in Vienna’s Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in 2001. In 2003, he was called chief conductor from the Bayerischer Rundfunk Orchestra and the principle conductor from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2002. Jansons also carried out the Vienna Philharmonic because of its annual New Year’s Concert in January 2006, and came back towards the podium in 2012 and 2016 to business lead the vacation festivities.

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Full Name Mariss Jansons
Profession Teacher, Professor, Violinist, Music Director
Education Saint Petersburg Conservatory
Nationality Latvian, Russian
Spouse Irina Jansons
Children Ilona Jansone
Parents Arvids Jansons, Iraida Jansone
Awards Grammy Award for Best Orchestral Performance, Grand Music Award for Lifetime Investment in Music, Grand Music Award for Concert of the Year
Albums Rachmaninov: Orchestral Works, Grieg · Schumann Piano Concertos (Berliner Philharmoniker feat. piano: Leif Ove Andsnes, conductor: Mariss Jansons), Pictures at an Exhibition, Don Juan / Eine Alpensinfonie, Overtures & Orchestral Music, Symphony 5 in E minor, op. 64, Rhapsody, Symphony No. 5, Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5 In B-Flat Major, Op. 100, Symphony no. 7 "Leningrad", Symphony No. 6 (London Symphony Orchestra feat. conductor: Mariss Jansons), Bilder einer Ausstellung, R. Strauss: Eine Alpensinfonie & Tod und Verklärung (Live), Cello Concertos 1 & 2, Debussy: La mer / Dutilleux: L'Arbre des songes / Ravel: La valse, Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4, Symphony 6 in B minor, op. 74 "Pathétique", Stravinsky: Petrushka - Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition, Violin Concertos, The Nutcracker, Symphony no. 3 / Symphonic Dances, Symphonie Nr. 9, Orchestral Works (feat. conductor: Mariss Jansons), Symphony no. 5 / Chamber Symphony, op. 110a, Symphony No. 9, Symphonies 1 & 2, Stravinsky > L'oiseau de feu > Le sacre du printemps, Mahler Symphony No. 7, Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring / Petrushka, Symphony 4 in F minor, op. 36, Manfred Symphony in Four Scenes, op. 58, Dvorák: Symphonies 5 & 7-9, Symphony No. 8 in C minor, Op. 65, Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 - Varèse: Ionisation, Symphony no. 1 / Isle of the Dead, Symphonies 3 "The First of May" & 14, Symphony 3 in D major, op. 29, War Requiem, Wagner: Orchestral Music from Tannhäuser, Lohengrin, Walküre & Götterdämmerung, Prokofiev : Romeo & Juliet Suites Nos 1 & 2, Bartók: Musik für Saiteninstrumente, Schlagzeug & Celesta/Konzert für Orchester, Grieg: Norwegian Dances, Op. 35 / Lyric Suite, Op.54 / Two Lyrical Pieces from Op. 68 / Funeral March in honour of Rikard Nordraak, Symphonies nos. 7 & 8, The Nutcracker / 1812 / Francesca da Rimini / Romeo and Juliet, Symphony no. 1 / Karelia Suite / Finlandia, Symphony no. 2, Tschaikowski: Klavierkonzert Nr. 1/Sinfonie Nr. 4, Brahms: Symphonien Nr. 1 & 4, Symphonies 5-7-8-9
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Classical Album, Brit Award for Best Classical Recording, Classic Brit Critics Award
Movies Concert in Honour of Pope Benedict XVI: Live from the Vatican, New Year's Concert 2006: Vienna Philharmonic, A Night of Encores, In Rehearsal With Mariss Jansons, Waldbühne Concert: A Night of Dances and Rhapsodies, European Concert from Istanbul


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#Fact
1 His daughter Ilona is a pianist.
2 Conducted the Vienna New Year's Concert in 2006 and is expected to conduct again in 2012.
3 Born to Arvíds Jansons, a conductor, and his wife Iraida, a singer.
4 Was born in hiding after his grandfather and uncle had been killed by the Nazis.
5 Has been chief conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in Munich since 2003 and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam since 2004.


Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker 2006-2016 TV Series conductor - 3 episodes
Om de wereld in 50 concerten 2014 Documentary conductor
Joseph Haydn: 'Harmoniemesse' 2009 TV Movie conductor
Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music 2007 TV Series documentary conductor - 2 episodes
Great Performances 2002 TV Series conductor - 1 episode

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Skam 2016 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Une exécution ordinaire 2010 performer: "Symphony No 12 The Year 1917, Opus 112"
Afstiros katallilo 2008 performer: "Romeo and Juliet"
In memoria di me 2007 performer: "Lob der Frauen, Op. 315"
The Mark of Cain 2001 Documentary performer: "Isle of the Dead" - as Marliss Jansons

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Joseph Haydn: 'Harmoniemesse' 2009 TV Movie Dirigierte

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hinter den Kulissen des Neujahrskonzerts 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker 2006-2016 TV Series Dirigierte / Himself - Conductor
BBC Proms 2013 TV Series Himself - Conductor
Wir sind Österreich 2011 TV Series documentary Himself
The Salzburg Festival 2006 Video documentary Himself
Great Performances 2002 TV Series Himself - Conductor
Rostropovich at 75 2002 TV Movie Himself

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Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music 2007 TV Series documentary Himself

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