A protegé of von Karajan
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Mariss Jansons: 10 facts about the great conductor
2. A protegé of von Karajan
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.