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Arvīds Jansons (Liepāja 10 October 1914 – Manchester 21 November 1984) was a Latvian conductor and father of conductor Mariss Jansons.

Jansons studied violin from 1929 until 1935 at the Conservatory of Liepāja, then composition and conducting (under Leo Blech) at the Conservatory of Riga (1940–1944) while working as violinist at Riga Opera. In 1944 he was appointed conductor of Riga Opera, then the Latvian Radio Orchestra (1947–1952). In 1952 he was appointed reserve conductor, and tour conductor, of… read more

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