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Seiji Ozawa: The Philips Years - Original Jacket Collection [50 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

Released ahead of Seiji Ozawa's 80th birthday in September 2015, this 50-CD set includes the legendary Japanese conductor's most celebrated recordings for Philips and Decca. It spans four decades and three continents and an astonishing breadth of repertoire. Ozawa has always been a prolific recording artist, from his earliest LPs in the 1960s, and this collection embraces the key orchestral relationships of his career: San Francisco and Boston, Berlin, Paris and Vienna and, for the past thirty years, the Saito Kinen Orchestra in Japan. The earliest recording in the set dates from February 1974 - the Beethoven Ninth in London - and the most recent is the Brahms First from Carnegie Hall, New York in December 2010. In between these two dates, there is a vast array of classic recordings to discover. Highlights include the complete Mahler cycle with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and Ozawa's complete recordings with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, culminating in his appearance at the New Year's Concert in 2002 (sales of the CD afterwards produced record-breaking results). Before his appointment as Music Director of the Vienna State Opera (2002-2010), Seiji Ozawa served as Music Director of the Boston Symphony for 29 seasons (1973-2002). When once asked to reflect on this record-breaking tenure at the, Ozawa commented: "There have been so many experiences, so many friendships, so much wonderful music. I suppose in the end I've learned that music is everyday work. That this kind of art is practiced and lived every day of your life." This set celebrates just some of those musical friendships - famous recordings with Jessye Norman and Viktoria Mullova and the championing of works by his compatriot Toru Takemitsu. The bonus CD was released to mark the historic 1979 Boston Symphony tour of China, following the then recently signed cultural pact between the two nations.

Gramophone
The Saito Kinen Orchestra has become, under Ozawa's careful stewardship, one of the world's finest ensembles. Few orchestras could surpass the discipline and refinement of the playing we have on this disc... Ozawa's reading is spirited and gracious.

Gramophone
It brings the very best out of Seiji Ozawa, a colorist who likes to mold the music and make it dance.

ClassicalToday.com
Aside from the sheer pleasure of hearing the Boston Symphony in excellent form, there are some real gems here. Ozawa's renditions of the First, Third, Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth all rank among the finest available.


Works:

Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079: no 5, Ricercar a 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1747; Leipzig, Germany

Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her, BWV 769 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1747; Leipzig, Germany

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1708; Germany

Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany

Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 “St Anne” by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1739; Leipzig, Germany

Concerto for Orchestra, Sz 116 by Béla Bartók
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1943; USA
Date of Recording: 09/2004
Venue: Live Bunka Kaikan, Matsumoto, Japan
Length: 37 Minutes 25 Secs.

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, Sz 106 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Mariko Kobayashi (Celesta), Everett Firth (Timpani), Hiroshi Arimori (Piano),
Sawako Yasue (Xylophone), Naoko Yoshino (Harp)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936; Budapest, Hungary
Date of Recording: 05/30/2004
Venue: Live Auditorium di Milano, Milan, Italy
Length: 29 Minutes 0 Secs.

Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 9 in D minor, Op. 125 “Choral” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Helge Brilioth (Tenor), Marita Napier (Soprano), Anna Reynolds (Alto),
Karl Ridderbusch (Bass)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Ambrosian Singers, New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1822-1824; Vienna, Austria

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830; France

Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1899; France

Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889; Russia

Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 68 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1855-1876; Austria

War Requiem, Op. 66 by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Matthias Goerne (Baritone), Christine Goerke (Soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (Tenor)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra, Ritsuyukai Choir, SKF Matsumoto Children’s Chorus
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1961; England

Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 88/B 163 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889; Bohemia
Date of Recording: 05/1991
Venue: Großer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austri
Length: 36 Minutes 7 Secs.

Noon Witch, Op. 108/B 196 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1896; Bohemia
Date of Recording: 05/1991
Venue: Großer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austri
Length: 12 Minutes 59 Secs.

Symphony no 9 in E minor, Op. 95/B 178 “From the New World” by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; USA
Date of Recording: 04/1992
Venue: Großer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austri
Length: 44 Minutes 27 Secs.

In Nature’s Realm Overture, Op. 91 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891; USA
Date of Recording: 04/1992
Venue: Großer Saal, Musikverein, Vienna, Austri
Length: 14 Minutes 30 Secs.

Carnival Overture, Op. 92 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891; USA

The Planets, Op. 32/H 125 by Gustav Holst
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory Chorus
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1916; England

Symphony no 1 in D major “Titan” by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896

Symphony no 2 in C minor “Resurrection” by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano), Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888/1896; Germany

Symphony no 6 in A minor “Tragic” by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904/1906; Austria

Symphony no 3 in D minor by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, American Boychoir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893-1896; Hamburg, Germany

Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1902; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1904-1905; Vienna, Austria

Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1904; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 8 in E flat major “Symphony of A Thousand” by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Faye Robinson (Soprano), Judith Blegen (Soprano), Deborah Sasson (Soprano),
Florence Quivar (Alto), Lorna Myers (Alto), Benjamin Luxon (Baritone),
Kenneth Riegel (Tenor), Gwynne Howell (Bass)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Boys’ Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria

Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1908-1909; Austria

Symphony no 32 in G major, K 318 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria

Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877; Austria

Carmina burana by Carl Orff
Performer: Thomas Hampson (Baritone), Edita Gruberova (Soprano), John Aler (Tenor)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Shinyukai Choir, Berlin Boys Choir ...
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1936; Germany
Date of Recording: 06/1988
Venue: Berlin
Length: 60 Minutes 33 Secs.
Language: Latin

Les mamelles de Tirésias by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Jean-Paul Fouchécourt (Tenor), Marc Oswald (Baritone),
Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone), Gordon Gietz (Tenor), Graham Clark (Tenor),
Akemi Sakamoto (Mezzo Soprano), Anthony Dean Griffey (Tenor), Jean-Philippe Lafont (Baritone)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra, Tokyo Opera Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944; France
Date of Recording: 09/1996
Venue: Bunka Kaikan, Matsumoto, Japan
Length: 53 Minutes 49 Secs.
Language: French

Le bal masqué by Francis Poulenc
Performer: Tatsuya Yabe (Violin), Koya Nakatani (Percussion), Michel Béroff (Piano),
Fumiaki Miyamoto (Oboe), Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (Cello), Wolfgang Holzmair (Baritone),
Karl Leister (Clarinet), Akio Koyama (Bassoon), Timothy Morrison (Trumpet),
Sawako Suziki (Percussion)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1932; France
Date of Recording: 09/1996
Venue: Bunka Kaikan, Matsumoto, Japan
Length: 18 Minutes 5 Secs.
Language: French

Shéhérazade by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903; France
Date of Recording: 04/1995
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
Length: 15 Minutes 31 Secs.
Language: French

La damoiselle élue by Claude Debussy
Performer: Susan Graham (Mezzo Soprano), Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1887-1888; France
Date of Recording: 04/1995
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
Length: 18 Minutes 19 Secs.
Language: French

Les illuminations, Op. 18 by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Sylvia McNair (Soprano)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939; USA
Date of Recording: 04/1995
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
Length: 21 Minutes 10 Secs.
Language: French

Scheherazade, Op. 35 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888; Russia
Date of Recording: 04/1993
Venue: Live Grosser Saal des Musikvereins, Vienna
Length: 41 Minutes 14 Secs.

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888; Russia
Date of Recording: 03/1993
Venue: Grosser Saal des Musikvereins, Vienna
Length: 14 Minutes 55 Secs.

Verklärte Nacht for String Orchestra, Op. 4 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1899/1943; Vienna, Austria

Capriccio, Op. 85: Prelude by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1940-1941; Germany

Apollo by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1947; USA

Gurrelieder by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer: Werner Klemperer (Spoken Vocals), Jessye Norman (Soprano), Kim Scown (Tenor),
David Arnold (Baritone), Tatiana Troyanos (Mezzo Soprano), James McCracken (Tenor)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1900-1911; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 04/1979
Venue: Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
Length: 102 Minutes 42 Secs.
Language: German

Symphony no 5 in D minor, Op. 47 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1937; USSR

Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911-1913

Concerto for Violin in D minor, Op. 47 by Jean Sibelius
Performer: Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905; Finland
Date of Recording: 10/1985
Venue: Boston, Massachusetts

Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Viktoria Mullova (Violin)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878; Russia
Date of Recording: 10/1985
Venue: Boston, Massachusetts

Die Fledermaus: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs.

Jabuka “Das Apfelfest”: Zivio, Op. 456 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs.

Aquarellen, Op. 258 by Josef Strauss
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs.

Die Libelle, Op. 204 by Josef Strauss
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs.

Danse diabolique by J. “Pepi” Hellmesberger
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs.

Elisen-Polka, Op. 151 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs.

Wiener Blut, Op. 354 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 8 Minutes 37 Secs.

Die Fledermaus: Tik-Tak-Polka, Op. 365 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs.

Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs.

Künstlerleben, Op. 316 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs.

Die Schwätzerin, Op. 144 by Josef Strauss
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs.

Vorwärts, Op. 127 by Josef Strauss
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs.

Plappermäulchen, Op. 245 by Josef Strauss
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs.

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002
Venue: Live Musikverein, Vienna, Austria
Length: 9 Minutes 56 Secs.

Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895-1896; Germany

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897-1898; Germany

Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare, AV 109 by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1924; Germany

Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 by Richard Strauss
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1911-1915; Germany

Salome, Op. 54 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Kerstin Witt (Mezzo Soprano), Karl-Friedrich Hölzke (Tenor), Annette Markert (Mezzo Soprano),
James Morris (Bass Baritone), Jessye Norman (Soprano), Walter Raffeiner (Tenor),
Richard Leech (Tenor), Andreas Conrad (Tenor), Peter Küchler (Tenor),
Frank Schiller (Tenor), Harry Peeters (Bass), Günter Dressler (Bass),
Rolf Tomaszewski (Bass), Jurgen Commichau (Bass), Matthias Henneberg (Bass),
Andreas Schmidt (Tenor)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903-1905; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1990
Venue: Lukas Church, Dresden, Germany
Length: 103 Minutes 2 Secs.
Language: German

Elektra, Op. 58 by Richard Strauss
Performer: Brian Matthews (Bass), Emily Rawlins (Soprano), Dominique Labelle (Soprano),
Brian Matthews (Baritone), Cynthia Haymon (Soprano), Marita Napier (Soprano),
Wendy Hillhouse (Soprano), Joan Khara (Mezzo Soprano), Ragnar Ulfung (Tenor),
Jorma Hynninen (Baritone), Christa Ludwig (Mezzo Soprano), Hildegard Behrens (Soprano),
Nadine Secunde (Soprano), Brad Cresswell (Tenor), Diane Kesling (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Festival Chorus
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1908; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1988
Venue: Live Symphony Hall, Boston
Length: 102 Minutes 0 Secs.
Language: German

Oedipus rex by Igor Stravinsky
Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Harry Peeters (Bass), Robert Swensen (Tenor),
Michio Tatara (Baritone), Georges Wilson (Spoken Vocals), Peter Schreier (Tenor),
Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Shinyukai Choir, Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926-1927; France
Date of Recording: 09/1992
Venue: Live Canora Hall, Okaya, Japan
Length: 52 Minutes 40 Secs.
Language: Latin

Rake’s Progress by Igor Stravinsky
Performer: Sylvia McNair (Soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Paul Plishka (Bass),
Donald Adams (Bass), Jane Henschel (Alto), Ian Bostridge (Tenor)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra, Tokyo Opera Singers
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948-1951; USA
Language: English

November Steps by Toru Takemitsu
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1967; Japan

A String around Autumn by Toru Takemitsu
Performer: Nobuko Imai (Viola)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1989; Japan

Eclipse by Toru Takemitsu
Performer: Katsuya Yokoyama (Shakuhachi), Kinshi Tsuruta (Biwa)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1966; Japan

Requiem for Strings by Toru Takemitsu
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1957; Japan

Family Tree by Toru Takemitsu
Performer: Seira Ozawa (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1992

My Way of Life “In Memory of Michael Vyner” by Toru Takemitsu
Performer: Dwayne Croft (Baritone)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1990

Air for Flute solo by Toru Takemitsu
Performer: Aurèle Nicolet (Flute)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1996; Japan

Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Russia

Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestre de Paris
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892; Russia

Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841/1852; Germany

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany

Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861; Germany

Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod by Richard Wagner
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859; Germany

The Star-spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: by 1814

God save the King/Queen by Anonymous
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1744; England

Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit “Deutschland, Deutschland über alles” by Franz Joseph Haydn
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1797; Austria

Chant de guerre pour l’armée du Rhin “La marseillaise” by Claude-Joseph de Lisle
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1792; France

Wilhelmus van Nassouwe by Anonymous
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Renaissance
Written: Netherlands (Holland

May the peaceful reign last long! by Hiromori Hayashi
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1880; Japan

Work(s) by Various
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897; USA

Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Liu Shih-Kun (Piano)
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany





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