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Meet the Jarvis

Posted at 10:23 PM on March 4, 2009 by Gillian Martin

I'm always looking for stories that "humanize" famous musicians, that remind me that they, too, have the joys and hassles of everyday life with which to contend.

A profile of conductor Neeme Järvi does just that, though as his son Kristjan makes clear, his hassles were not always so mundane:

It took enormous courage when my father, at the age of 40, took the decision to give up everything and leave... And to [my parents'] enormous credit, when we were leaving they kept everything incredibly normal and uncomplicated. I didn't really know what was going on, because I was so completely taken care of.

Read more about it here.