Mariss Jansons has pulled out of two Mahler concerts in Munich this month with what is described as an “akute Erkältungserkrankung”, or a very bad cold. He had previously cancelled a week in Amsterdam.
Jansons, 68, is due to conduct the New Year’s Day Concert in Vienna. He told a news agency that he’s preparing intensively for it. I’m guessing the Vienna Phil will have a dep lined up, just in case.