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The next maestro to hit 70 …

… is Mariss Jansons, on January 14.


He has no website, nor anyone to tweet for him. He does most of his communications face to face. Which is why we cherish the great conductor for what he is, a thoroughly honest, immensely gifted musician with a heart as big as a hemisphere. He’s playing Olivier Messiaen’s Turangalila in his birthday week, two concerts in Munich, repeat in Paris.

Happy birthday, Mariss!

jansons turangalila

UPDATE: Ah! His Munich orchestra has remembered the date. See here.

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  1. ..and a Happy Birthday, Maestro, from me, too!

  2. This is indeed cause for celebration. The poster for the concert is somewhat eccentric to say the least.

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