Considered one of the foremost conductors, Mariss Jansons returns to Carnegie Hall on February 16 and 17 for concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Under his leadership, Grammophon Magazine ranked the Concertgebouw as the best in the world.
On February 7 at 9PM, “Mad About Music” revisits Jansons’ earlier appearance on the show where he reveals to host Gilbert Kaplan that despite his enormous experience, he still gets nervous before each performance; he believes a conductor’s talent is not just learned but is God-given; and that music would play a more important role today if people were less materialistic and thought more about spiritual development. He talks about his favorite conductors including Carlos Kleiber, Leopold Stokowski and Leonard Bernstein. His musical selections include works by Beethoven, Mahler, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Strauss and Stravinsky.