Osmo Vänskä: ‘The most important guy on stage is … not the conductor’

A revealing interview with the Minnesota music director on his struggles with Sibelius, how a label owner sacked his orchestra for poor playing, and how he won them back.

On the resmusica site. Click here.


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  • For those of you who like details: the concert Vänskä mentions as a big Sibelius-influence of his youth was on May 4th 1967. 23-old Leif Segerstam was conducting Beethoven (Egmont), Mozart (KV 482) and of course Sibelius’ 5. symphony.

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