We mourn the death of Mariss Jansons

Mariss Jansons (c) Astrid Ackermann
Maestro Mariss Jansons 1943 - 2019

For expressions of condolence, you have the opportunity to sign up in one of the condolence books that are available at the following locations:

BR Foyer, Arnulfstr. 42/44, Munich
Herkulessaal Munich: On the concert days on 5 and 6 December 2019 from 6.30 pm
As well as at our booth at the “Magic Christmas Market” in the Munich Werksviertel

Reactions to the death of the principal conductor of the BR Symphony Orchestra and Chorus

BR intendant Ulrich Wilhelm

“We mourn the loss of a great artist and of a wonderful human being. Mariss Jansons moulded the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and turned them into what they are today: one of the finest ensembles in the world. His precision on the podium and his dealings with his musicians, which were marked by his profound humanity, made him an exceptional artist. We owe it to his tireless commitment that a new concert hall will be built in Munich in the course of the next few years. Bavarian Radio will always honour and preserve Mariss Jansons’s memory. We extend our deepest sympathy to his family.”

Nikolaus Pont, manager of the BR Symphony Orchestra

“The news of Mariss Jansons’s death fills me with unfathomable sadness, just as it must sadden all who had the privilege of knowing him. As man and artist he enriched the lives of so many people. I shall always be grateful to him for this.”

Susanne Vongries, manager and chairwoman of the BR Chorus

“The Chorus of Bavarian Radio mourns the death of its principal conductor Mariss Jansons. Among our abiding memories are our many exceptional encounters with him and many deeply impressive concerts featuring especially large-scale works in which he was able to marshal his forces musically and artistically in a unique way virtually unmatched by any other conductor. We should like to take this opportunity to extend our profound symphony to his wife Irina and to his whole family.”

Orchestral chair of the BR Symphony Orchestra

“The news of the death of our principal conductor Mariss Jansons has filled us with a profound sense of shock and sadness. With his death the world of music has lost one of its greatest artists. We are supremely fortunate to have worked so closely with him as both man and artist over the last seventeen years and enjoyed one unforgettable concert after another. The implacable demands that he placed on himself as well as on his musicians, the great respect that he invariably showed his colleagues and his tremendous devotion to music will always remain etched in our memories. Mariss Jansons will occupy a place of honour in the history of our orchestra: we shall always honour his memory and never allow it to fade.”

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Mariss Jansons (c) Astrid Ackermann