Mariss Jansons

1943 - 2019

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Mariss Ivars Georgs Jansons (14 January 1943 – 1 December 2019) was a Latvian conductor best known for his interpretations of Mahler, Strauss and Russian composers such as Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich. During his lifetime he was often cited as among the world's leading conductors; in a 2015 Bachtrack poll, he was ranked by music critics as the world's third best living conductor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mariss Jansons has received more than 356,067 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Mariss Jansons is the 142nd most popular musician (up from 199th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Latvia (up from 13th in 2019) and the most popular Latvian Musician.

Mariss Jansons is most famous for being the conductor of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic.

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Among musicians, Mariss Jansons ranks 142 out of 2,675Before him are Itzhak Perlman, George Martin, Nick Mason, David Guetta, Dave Brubeck, and Dizzy Gillespie. After him are Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Don Cherry, Joe Hisaishi, Bono, and Ludovico Einaudi.

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Among people born in 1943, Mariss Jansons ranks 44Before him are Masaru Emoto, Mohammad Khatami, Peter Zumthor, John Kerry, Denis Sassou Nguesso, and Roy Andersson. After him are Andreas Baader, Mario Monti, Michael Mann, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Raffaella Carrà, and Lorenzo Sanz. Among people deceased in 2019, Mariss Jansons ranks 36Before him are Gordon Banks, Bert Hellinger, Andrea Camilleri, Marie Fredriksson, Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Tony Buzan. After him are Marie Laforêt, Luke Perry, B. J. Habibie, Giya Kancheli, Lennart Johansson, and Claudine Auger.

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In Latvia

Among people born in Latvia, Mariss Jansons ranks 9 out of 242Before him are Mikhail Tal (1936), Mark Rothko (1903), Isaiah Berlin (1909), Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly (1761), Jānis Lūsis (1939), and Nicolai Hartmann (1882). After him are Kārlis Ulmanis (1877), Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga (1937), Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948), Ernst Gideon von Laudon (1717), Jacob Kettler (1610), and Aron Nimzowitsch (1886).

Among MUSICIANS In Latvia

Among musicians born in Latvia, Mariss Jansons ranks 1After him are Gidon Kremer (1947), Mischa Maisky (1948), Arvīds Jansons (1914), Vitas (1979), Lūcija Garūta (1902), and DJ Lethal (1972).