Concert archive

6 concert with Seiji Ozawa

  • Seiji Ozawa returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Seiji Ozawa returns to the Berliner Philharmoniker

    Photo: Holger Kettner

    A happy reunion: After a long absence due to illness, Seiji Ozawa returned to conduct the Berliner Philharmoniker again in April 2016. The focus of the evening is on the First Viennese School. Following Mozart’s Serenade Gran Partita, performed by members of the orchestra without a conductor, there is then Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and the Choral Fantasy: a work that unmistakably looks ahead to his Ninth Symphony.

    10 Apr 2016

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Seiji Ozawa

    Peter Serkin

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
      Serenade for winds in B flat major, K. 361 “Gran Partita”

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Egmont, op. 84: Overture

    • Ludwig van Beethoven
      Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, op. 80 “Choral Fantasy”

      Peter Serkin Piano, Rundfunkchor Berlin

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      Interview
      Seiji Ozawa becomes honorary member of the Berliner Philharmoniker

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      Interview
      Seiji Ozawa in conversation with Daishin Kashimoto

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  • Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with Seiji Ozawa, Matthias Goerne and Annette Dasch

    Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with Seiji Ozawa, Matthias Goerne and Annette Dasch

    For many, the oratorio Elijah is the pinnacle of Mendelssohn’s oeuvre. Not only because of the rousing choruses and stunningly beautiful arias, but above all the dramatic power of the work, which is occasionally referred to as “Mendelssohn’s unwritten opera”. In this recording, Seiji Ozawa conducts a superb ensemble with Matthias Goerne in the title role, along with Annette Dasch, Anthony Dean and Nathalie Stutzmann.

    17 May 2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Seiji Ozawa

    • Felix Mendelssohn
      Elijah, oratorio, op. 70

      Annette Dasch Soprano, Gal James Soprano, Nathalie Stutzmann Contralto, Nadine Weissmann Contralto, Paul O'Neill Tenor, Anthony Dean Griffey Tenor, Matthias Goerne Baritone, Fernando Javier Radó Bass, Viktor Rud Bass, Rundfunkchor Berlin, Simon Halsey Chorus Master

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      Interview
      Seiji Ozawa in conversation with Fergus McWilliam

    Mendelssohn’s “Elijah” with Seiji Ozawa, Matthias Goerne and Annette Dasch Go to concert
  • Seiji Ozawa conducts Bruckner’s First Symphony

    Seiji Ozawa conducts Bruckner’s First Symphony

    Anton Bruckner called his First Symphony a “saucy maid”. And in fact, such high-spirited exuberance is not found in any of the composer’s other works. The culmination is the Finale, in which Bruckner combines his excellent command of polyphonic writing with powerful ferocity. The conductor for this recording from 2009 is Seiji Ozawa – a close friend and honorary member of the Berliner Philharmoniker.

    31 Jan 2009

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Seiji Ozawa

    • Anton Bruckner
      Symphony No. 1 in C minor

    Seiji Ozawa conducts Bruckner’s First Symphony Go to concert
  • Seiji Ozawa conducts a Gershwin Night at the Waldbühne

    Seiji Ozawa conducts a Gershwin Night at the Waldbühne

    George Gershwin loved performing at open-air concerts, so it made perfect sense for the Berliner Philharmoniker to dedicate their 2003 Waldbühne concert exclusively to his most famous works. Supported by the Marcus Roberts Trio, conductor Seiji Ozawa presented An American in Paris, the Rhapsody in Blue and the Concerto in F, turning the Waldbühne into a vast, swinging jazz club.

    29 Jun 2003
    From the Berlin Waldbühne

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Seiji Ozawa

    Marcus Roberts Trio

    • George Gershwin
      An American in Paris

    • George Gershwin
      Rhapsody in Blue

      Marcus Roberts Trio

    • George Gershwin
      Concerto in F (arr. by Marcus Roberts)

      Marcus Roberts Trio

    • Marcus Roberts
      Cole after Midnight

      Marcus Roberts Trio

    • George Gershwin
      Strike Up the Band

    • George Gershwin
      I Got Rhythm

      Marcus Roberts Trio

    • Paul Lincke
      Berliner Luft

    Seiji Ozawa conducts a Gershwin Night at the Waldbühne Go to concert
  • Seiji Ozawa conducts a Russian Night at the Waldbühne

    Seiji Ozawa conducts a Russian Night at the Waldbühne

    Few other countries have enriched the world of classical music with such dynamic compositions as Russia, a point well illustrated by an open-air concert held in the Berlin Waldbühne in 1993, when Tchaikovsky’s delicately whirling Nutcracker was coupled with Stravinsky’s tremendous Firebird and the archaic weight of Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances. The conductor of this Russian Night was Seiji Ozawa, whose energy and élan likewise seemed to know no bounds.

    20 Jun 1993
    From the Berlin Waldbühne

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Seiji Ozawa

    • Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
      Russian Easter Festival, Overture, op. 36

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      The Nutcracker Suite, op. 71a

    • Alexander Borodin
      Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dance No. 17

    • Igor Stravinsky
      The Firebird: Excerpts from the ballet

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Ouverture solennelle “1812”, op. 49

    • Aram Khachaturian
      Gayaneh: Sabre Dance

    • Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
      Serenade for String Orchestra in C major, op. 48: Élégie

    • Johann Strauss
      Radetzky-Marsch, op. 228

    • Paul Lincke
      Berliner Luft

    Seiji Ozawa conducts a Russian Night at the Waldbühne Go to concert
  • The Berliner Philharmoniker and Seiji Ozawa at Suntory Hall in 1986

    The Berliner Philharmoniker and Seiji Ozawa at Suntory Hall in 1986

    Suntory Hall in Tokyo is one of the best concert halls in the world – and after many guest appearances has become almost a second home for the Berliner Philharmoniker. This recording from 1986 documents the orchestra’s first in Suntory Hall, just a few weeks after it opened. Seiji Ozawa conducted Richard Strauss’s virtuoso tone poem Ein Heldenleben and Franz Schubert’s poignant and intense Unfinished Symphony.

    30 Oct 1986
    From Suntory Hall, Tokyo

    Berliner Philharmoniker
    Seiji Ozawa

    • Franz Schubert
      Symphony No. 7 in B minor, D 759 “Unfinished”

    • Richard Strauss
      Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), op. 40

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      Interview
      30 years of Suntory Hall – Memories of musicians of the Berliner Philharmoniker

    The Berliner Philharmoniker and Seiji Ozawa at Suntory Hall in 1986 Go to concert