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


Release Date: 11/18/2014 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002185602  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachBéla BartókLudwig van BeethovenHector Berlioz,   ... 
Performer:  Mariko KobayashiEverett FirthHiroshi ArimoriSawako Yasue,   ... 
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony OrchestraSaito Kinen OrchestraAmbrosian Singers,   ... 
Number of Discs: 50 
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Notes and Editorial 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
Read more 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 practised 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.

“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 on Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “[It] brings the very best out of Seiji Ozawa, a colourist who likes to mould the music and make it dance” Gramophone on Scheherazade

“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” Classicstoday.com on the complete Mahler cycle

R E V I E W S:

"Ozawa's interpretation of The Planets is assuredly not in the Boult tradition, but brings a fresh approach to Holst's sole excursion into extravagance. Tempos are not those to which we are accustomed: 'Mars' brings war at record speed and 'Mercury' is more leisurely winged messenger than usual. Both 'Venus' and 'Jupiter' are presented more conventionally and are finely played by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ozawa misses some of the tenor of 'Saturn', seeming to treat it more as an exercise in sonorities, but is exhilarating in 'Uranus', where the timpanist has a field day. -- Gramophone [6/1987] reviewing The Planets

"All the elements here are of the highest quality - the three soloists, the BPO of course, and the choirs... A Japanese chorus recording this work in Germany surely needs some comment but gets none at all. Anyway, the Shin Yu-Kai Choir sing superbly and with total commitment. The men produce suitably lusty tone when needed, and the women are not found wanting by the sometimes cruelly high writing for them... Ozawa brings tremendous rhythmic drive to the whole thing, as well as a tonal brilliance that is thrilling. At the same time, he allows the softer sections the poise and dreaminess they need, and controls the tempo fluctuations with a perfect sense of timing. Gruberova's high D in the 'Dulcissime' solo is superbly sung - though it sounds almost too much under control; there ought perhaps to be something more primitive about this defining moment in the piece." -- Gwyn Parry-Jones, MusicWeb International reviewing Carmina Burana

"It was in the introduction to his 1917 revision of his play The Breasts of Tirésias that Guillaume Apollinaire coined the term ‘surrealist’. Thérèse is bored with being a woman so decides to become a man: her balloon breasts free themselves, she takes the name Tirésias and her husband becomes the baby-maker – ‘Since my wife’s a man, It’s only fair that I’m a woman’ (George Hall’s translation in the booklet). The necessity of increasing birth-rates is the moral theme of both Apollinaire’s original and the hilarious opera Poulenc based on it in 1944 – Thérèse’s husband manages to produce 40,049 babies in one day. It is high time for a new recording of Tirésias; the last – and first – was made in 1953 and, authoritative as it was, I can see this stunning new release – of a 1963 revision of the work – winning the opera a whole new generation of admirers. The cast is multinational and the provenance is Japanese (an offshoot of Ozawa’s Saito Kinen Festival), but the result sounds French. Barbara Bonney is in sparkling voice as Thérèse and Tiresias, while Fouchécourt is especially engaging as the Husband. Ozawa and the Saito Kinen Orchestra have tremendous fun with what must be Poulenc’s wittiest score and the whole enterprise has the whiff of vaudeville about it. The apt coupling of Le bal masqué has Wolfgang Holzmair in fine voice, with a refined chamber ensemble led by Michel Béroff. The only thing that sullies this disc is a typographical nightmare of a booklet." Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5) -- BBC Music Magazine reviewing the Poulenc

"Seiji Ozawa's warmly eloquent account, with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, of Schoenberg's Gurrelieder wins the award in the choral category. It is a work that until quite recently was something of a by-word for post-Romantic megalomania, decadent over-expressiveness and a clogged density of sound that seemed virtually unrecordable. Without losing any of the plum-cake richness of the score's more grandiose pages, Ozawa, his orchestra (playing quite magnificently) and the Philips engineers have found a remarkable range of texture, delicate as well as massive, translucent as well as opaque, in this bewilderingly diverse yet fascinating work. It is a fine achievement, and Jessye Norman's glorious singing in the role of Tove makes it a memorable one. May it lead—as it surely must, if it is as widely heard as it deserves—to a more general recognition of the stature of this monstrous but moving and compelling masterpiece. I have to confess (there is no point in denying it: it was only a couple of months ago and memories aren't that short) that in my original review I did not choose this recording as the best available Gurrelieder; I found it, in a word, insufficiently Schoenbergian. It is good for a reviewer to have the rug pulled from under his feet once in a while, and I am delighted that the great virtues of Ozawa's performance have been so enthusiastically recognized and signalled by a well-merited award." -- Gramophone [1979 Awards] reviewing Gurrelieder Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
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 
2.
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 
3.
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 
4.
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 
5.
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 
6.
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. 
7.
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. 
8.
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 
9.
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 
10.
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; France 
11.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
12.
Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Russia 
13.
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 
14.
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 
15.
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 
16.
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. 
17.
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. 
18.
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. 
19.
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. 
20.
Carnival Overture, Op. 92 by Antonín Dvorák
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; USA 
21.
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 
22.
Symphony no 1 in D major "Titan" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1896 
23.
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 
24.
Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904/1906; Austria 
25.
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 
26.
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 
27.
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 
28.
Symphony no 7 in E minor by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1905; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1904; Vienna, Austria 
30.
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 
31.
Symphony no 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1908-1909; Austria 
32.
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 
33.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 73 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Austria 
34.
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 
35.
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 
36.
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 
37.
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 
38.
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 
39.
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 
40.
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. 
41.
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. 
42.
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 
43.
Capriccio, Op. 85: Prelude by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940-1941; Germany 
44.
Apollo by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; USA 
45.
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 
46.
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 
47.
Le sacre du printemps by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1913 
48.
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 
49.
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 
50.
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. 
51.
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. 
52.
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. 
53.
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. 
54.
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. 
55.
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. 
56.
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. 
57.
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. 
58.
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. 
59.
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. 
60.
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. 
61.
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. 
62.
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. 
63.
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. 
64.
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
65.
Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1898; Germany 
66.
Wiener Philharmoniker Fanfare, AV 109 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924; Germany 
67.
Eine Alpensinfonie, Op. 64 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911-1915; Germany 
68.
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 
69.
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 
70.
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 
71.
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 
72.
November Steps by Toru Takemitsu
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; Japan 
73.
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 
74.
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 
75.
Requiem for Strings by Toru Takemitsu
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; Japan 
76.
Family Tree by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Seira Ozawa (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992 
77.
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 
78.
Air for Flute solo by Toru Takemitsu
Performer:  Aurčle Nicolet (Flute)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saito Kinen Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996; Japan 
79.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
80.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
81.
Der fliegende Holländer: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841/1852; Germany 
82.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Act 1 Prelude by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Germany 
83.
Tannhäuser: Overture by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845/1861; Germany 
84.
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Germany 
85.
The Star-spangled Banner by John Stafford Smith
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1814; United States 
86.
God save the King/Queen by Anonymous
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1744; England 
87.
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 
88.
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 
89.
Wilhelmus van Nassouwe by Anonymous
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
90.
May the peaceful reign last long! by Hiromori Hayashi
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1880; Japan 
91.
Work(s) by Various
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
92.
Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
93.
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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