Arvids Jansons

Born: 1914, Liepāja (Latvia)
Died: 1984, Manchester (Great Britain)

Latvian conductor. Father of Mariss Jansons. Conducted the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (from 1952). Accompanied the orchestra on tours of Europe and Japan and gave more than four hundred concerts (1946–84). Winner of the Stalin Prize (1951), People’s Artist of the USSR (1976). Collapsed and died while guest conducting a concert with The Hallé in Manchester and buried at the Volkovo Cemetery in Leningrad (1984).

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