Mariss Jansons, the great Latvian conductor, born in 1943, died toward the end of last year. Jay talks about him, relating stories both from him and about him. (Jay interviewed Jansons twice, ten years apart.) And, of course, we hear music—from Jansons and his orchestras.

Tracks played:

Bizet-Shchedrin, from “Carmen Suite”

Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 2 in C minor

Beethoven, Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Mahler, Symphony No. 7 in E minor

Brahms, Symphony No. 2 in D major

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