‘Outstanding’ conductor Mariss Jansons mourned

Mariss JansonsImage copyrightAFP
Image caption Jansons conducted the traditional New Year Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra several times

Tributes have been paid to conductor Mariss Jansons, who led some of the world’s most renowned orchestras, after his death at the age of 76.

The Latvian had been at the helm of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2003, after leading other ensembles including the Amsterdam Concertgebouw.

Jansons died at home in St Petersburg, Russia, on Sunday.

The city’s governor, Alexander Beglov, described him in a statement as “an outstanding conductor”.

He added: “Sincere gratitude for his great art will always remain with us.”