Just in: Mariss Jansons quits midway through Sydney concertmain
Touring has taken its toll again on the fragile chief of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Having dropped out of the China leg of the orchestra’s tour, he was unable to complete the final concert in Sydney, handing over the baton for the rest of Tchaikovsky 5th to bright young Scot, Rory MacDonald.
Jansons, 71 next month, has long-standing cardiac issues. This may be his last long tour. We wish him the best of health.
Rumour has it that he is reluctant to renew his contract with the Concertgebouw, saving his energies for the Bavarian Radio in Munich.
Read UPDATE: here.