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Born in hiding during World War II, the Latvian Mariss Jansons is one of today's most respected and in-demand conductors.
Jansons studied piano and conducting. In 1969, he trained in Salzburg with Herbert von Karajan, who invited Jansons to be his assistant with the Berlin Philharmonic. But the Soviet authorities blocked Jansons from ever hearing about the offer.
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