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Ozawa: A Gershwin Night - Waldbühne Berlin

Marcus Roberts piano | Roland Guerin bass | Jason Marsalis drums
Berliner Philharmoniker
Seiji Ozawa

Recorded at the annual summer concert of the Berlin Philharmonic at the Waldbühne in Berlin 2003, this DVD captures the atmosphere of an open-air Gershwin night in full while also allowing a closer look at the musicians and the conductor. With an audience of over 20,000 one of the world’s best orchestras played the popular music of George Gershwin, including the famous Rhapsody in Blue and the popular film music suite An American in Paris. Conducted by Seiji Ozawa – one of the longstanding stars in the classical world - the Berlin Philharmonic was joined by jazz pianist Marcus Roberts and his Trio, whose album “Gershwin For Lovers” stayed in the Top 10 on Billboard’s jazz chart for half a year. Together they created a magical fusion of classical music and jazz bringing an imaginative mix of styles into the swing of Gershwin’s music. In the bonus film Seiji Ozawa and Marcus Roberts talk about Gershwin and their music making.


George Gershwin: An American in Paris, Rhapsody in Blue, Concerto in F, Strike Up the Band, I Got Rythm; Marcus Roberts: Cole After Midnight; Paul Lincke: Berliner Luft

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
129 mins
Details running time
110 mins + 19 mins (Bonus)
English, French, German
Booklet notes
English, French, German
No. of discs
Seiji Ozawa and Marcus Roberts in conversation
Bonus subtitles
English, French, German