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Conductors – Seiji Ozawa - Retrospective

Katsuya Kokoyana shakuhachi | Kinshi Tsuruta biwa | Marcus Roberts Trio | Anne-Sophie Mutter violin | Martha Argerich piano
Saito Kinen Orchestra, Berliner Philharmoniker
Seiji Ozawa, Kazuyoshi Akiyama

Seiji Ozawa has dedicated most of his life to the service of music. He is not only one of Japan’s best-known conductors but also the founder of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, better known as the Seiji Ozawa Festival.

This Seiji Ozawa edition provides a representative selection of Ozawa's extensive work. The range of the recorded repertoire impressively reflects the versatility of this exceptional conductor.


DVD 1: Seiji Ozawa conducts Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 

DVD 2: A Russian Night – Waldbühne 1993 

DVD 3: A Gershwin Night – Waldbühne 2003

DVD 4: Karajan Memorial Concert 2008 

DVD 5: Seiji Ozawa at the Matsumoto Festival 


Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B major, D. 485

Takemitsu: "November Steps"

Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Mozart: Divertimento in D major, KV 136

Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture, Op. 36

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite; Overture “1812”, Op. 49; Serenade for Strings: Valse; Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op.74 “Pathétique”

Borodin: Polovtsian Dance No. 17

Stravinsky: The Firebird: Infernal Dance of Kashchei – Lullaby – Finale

Khachaturian: Sabre Dance

J. Strauss: Radetzky March 

Lincke: Berliner Luft

Gershwin: An American in Paris; Rhapsody in Blue; Concerto in F; Strike Up the Band; I Got Rhythm

Roberts: Cole After Midnight

van Beethoven: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D major, Op.61; Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36; Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92; Choral Fantasy in C minor, Op. 80

J. S. Bach: Partita for Solo Violin No.2 in D minor, BWV1004

Facts DVD

Item number
UPC number
Region code
Picture format
NTSC 16:9 & 4:3
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
505 mins
Details running time
DVD 1: 107mins; DVD 2: 98mins; DVD 3: 111mins; DVD 4: 113mins; DVD 5: 82mins
Booklet notes
English, German
No. of discs
Documentary “They Got Rhythm” (DVD 3)