Seiji Ozawa: The Complete Warner Recordings | Warner 2564613951

Seiji Ozawa: The Complete Warner Recordings

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Label: Warner

Cat No: 2564613951

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 25

Release Date: 27th April 2015

Contents

Works

Barber, Samuel

Violin Concerto, op.14

Bartok, Bela

Concerto for orchestra, Sz116 BB123

Bernstein, Leonard

Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium'

Bizet, Georges

Carmen Suite no.1
» II Aragonaise (Interlude/Entracte before Act 4)
» III Intermezzo (Interlude/Entracte before Act 3)
» I Prelude (Act 1)
» V Les dragons de Alcala (Interlude/Entracte before Act 2)
Carmen Suite no.2
» II Habanera
» VI Danse Boheme
Jeux d'enfants, op.22: Petite suite
L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
L'Arlesienne Suite no.2
Patrie: Overture, op.19
Symphony in C major

Borodin, Alexander

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Bruch, Max

Violin Concerto no.1 in G minor, op.26

Dutilleux, Henri

The Shadows of Time: 5 Episodes for orchestra

Dvorak, Antonin

Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104

Foss, Lukas

American Pieces (3)

Gagneux, Renaud

Triptyque pour violoncelle et orchestre

Gershwin, George

I got Rhythm Variations
Porgy and Bess: Suite 'Catfish Row'
Rhapsody in Blue

Ishii, Maki

So-Gu II

Janacek, Leos

Sinfonietta

Kim, Earl

Violin Concerto

Kodaly, Zoltan

Dances of Galanta

Lalo, Edouard

Symphonie espagnole in D minor, op.21

Lutoslawski, Witold

Concerto for Orchestra

Prokofiev, Sergei

Piano Concerto no.3 in C major, op.26
Sinfonia Concertante in E minor for cello and orchestra, op.125

Ravel, Maurice

Piano Concerto in G major

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Scheherazade, op.35

Saint-Saens, Camille

Le Rouet d'Omphale, op.31
Phaeton, op.39
Symphony no.3 in C minor, op.78 'Organ Symphony'

Sarasate, Pablo de

Zigeunerweisen, op.20

Shchedrin, Rodion

Sotto voce, for cello and orchestra

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Cello Concerto no.1 in E flat major, op.107

Sibelius, Jean

Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

Starer, Robert

Violin Concerto

Stravinsky, Igor

Capriccio for piano and orchestra
Concerto for piano and wind instruments
Movements (5) for piano and orchestra
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu)

Takemitsu, Toru

Cassiopeia

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

1812 Overture, op.49
Capriccio italien, op.45
Eugene Onegin, op.24
» Polonaise
Francesca da Rimini, op.32
Marche Slave, op.31
Symphony no.4 in F minor, op.36
Symphony no.6 in B minor, op.74 'Pathetique'
Variations on a Rococo theme, op.33
Violin Concerto in D major, op.35

Wieniawski, Henryk

Violin Concerto no.1 in F sharp minor, op.14
Violin Concerto no.2 in D minor, op.22

Artists

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)
Michel Beroff (piano)
Masuko Ushioda (violin)
Tsumotu Yamashita (percussion)
Vladimir Spivakov (violin)
Karl Leister (clarinet
Elaine Donohoe (piano)
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Philippe Lefebvre (organ)
Hugh Seenan (horn)
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Gagaku Ensemble
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestre de Paris
Philharmonia Orchestra
Berliner Philharmoniker
Orchestre National de France
London Symphony Orchestra
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Seiji Ozawa

Works

Barber, Samuel

Violin Concerto, op.14

Bartok, Bela

Concerto for orchestra, Sz116 BB123

Bernstein, Leonard

Serenade after Plato's 'Symposium'

Bizet, Georges

Carmen Suite no.1
» II Aragonaise (Interlude/Entracte before Act 4)
» III Intermezzo (Interlude/Entracte before Act 3)
» I Prelude (Act 1)
» V Les dragons de Alcala (Interlude/Entracte before Act 2)
Carmen Suite no.2
» II Habanera
» VI Danse Boheme
Jeux d'enfants, op.22: Petite suite
L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
L'Arlesienne Suite no.2
Patrie: Overture, op.19
Symphony in C major

Borodin, Alexander

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

Bruch, Max

Violin Concerto no.1 in G minor, op.26

Dutilleux, Henri

The Shadows of Time: 5 Episodes for orchestra

Dvorak, Antonin

Cello Concerto in B minor, op.104

Foss, Lukas

American Pieces (3)

Gagneux, Renaud

Triptyque pour violoncelle et orchestre

Gershwin, George

I got Rhythm Variations
Porgy and Bess: Suite 'Catfish Row'
Rhapsody in Blue

Ishii, Maki

So-Gu II

Janacek, Leos

Sinfonietta

Kim, Earl

Violin Concerto

Kodaly, Zoltan

Dances of Galanta

Lalo, Edouard

Symphonie espagnole in D minor, op.21

Lutoslawski, Witold

Concerto for Orchestra

Prokofiev, Sergei

Piano Concerto no.3 in C major, op.26
Sinfonia Concertante in E minor for cello and orchestra, op.125

Ravel, Maurice

Piano Concerto in G major

Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai

Scheherazade, op.35

Saint-Saens, Camille

Le Rouet d'Omphale, op.31
Phaeton, op.39
Symphony no.3 in C minor, op.78 'Organ Symphony'

Sarasate, Pablo de

Zigeunerweisen, op.20

Shchedrin, Rodion

Sotto voce, for cello and orchestra

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Cello Concerto no.1 in E flat major, op.107

Sibelius, Jean

Violin Concerto in D minor, op.47

Starer, Robert

Violin Concerto

Stravinsky, Igor

Capriccio for piano and orchestra
Concerto for piano and wind instruments
Movements (5) for piano and orchestra
The Firebird (L'Oiseau de feu)

Takemitsu, Toru

Cassiopeia

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

1812 Overture, op.49
Capriccio italien, op.45
Eugene Onegin, op.24
» Polonaise
Francesca da Rimini, op.32
Marche Slave, op.31
Symphony no.4 in F minor, op.36
Symphony no.6 in B minor, op.74 'Pathetique'
Variations on a Rococo theme, op.33
Violin Concerto in D major, op.35

Wieniawski, Henryk

Violin Concerto no.1 in F sharp minor, op.14
Violin Concerto no.2 in D minor, op.22

Artists

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)
Michel Beroff (piano)
Masuko Ushioda (violin)
Tsumotu Yamashita (percussion)
Vladimir Spivakov (violin)
Karl Leister (clarinet
Elaine Donohoe (piano)
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Philippe Lefebvre (organ)
Hugh Seenan (horn)
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)
Gagaku Ensemble
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Orchestre de Paris
Philharmonia Orchestra
Berliner Philharmoniker
Orchestre National de France
London Symphony Orchestra
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Seiji Ozawa

About

To mark the 80th birthday of the dynamic Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa in September 2015, Warner Classics has released a sumptuous 25-CD box containing his complete recordings for the label, which were made between 1968 and 1997.

The set places an emphasis on Seiji Ozawa’s mastery of the colourful, large-scale orchestral scores of the 19th and 20th centuries and on his collaboration with such soloists as Itzhak Perlman, Anne-Sophie Mutter and Mstislav Rostropovich.

The scope of the 25 CDs is wide – from mainstays of the Romantic repertoire to Modernist masterpieces and works premiered as recently as 1997 – and the recordings reflect Ozawa’s status as a global maestro and his relationship with a number of the world’s finest orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra (of which he was Music Director for 29 seasons), Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Berliner Philharmoniker.

Seiji Ozawa was born in 1935 into a Japanese family living in China and trained at the Toho School of Music in Tokyo. He came to international attention when he won the Besançon Conducting Competition in France in 1959, after which he was invited to Boston, where he studied with Charles Munch and Pierre Monteux, winning the Koussevitzky Prize in 1960. He subsequently received a scholarship to study in Berlin with no less a maestro than Herbert von Karajan. In 1961, another luminary of comparable brilliance, Leonard Bernstein, recruited Ozawa to be Assistant Conductor of the New York Philharmonic (1961), and he made his professional debut in 1962 with the San Francisco Symphony.

Over his career, Ozawa, who is known for his very physical conducting style and his preference for conducting without a score, has also been Music Director of the Vienna State Opera, Toronto Symphony Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony, Artistic Director of the Tanglewood Festival and Music Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Ravinia Festival. He has also enjoyed close associations with such institutions as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Paris Opéra. In Japan, he is Artistic Director of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, which he formed in 1984, and of the Saito Kinen Festival.

Ozawa was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus in 2010 but, following successful surgery, he has returned to conducting and continues to mentor young musicians.

Contents:
CD 1

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
- Scheherazade, Symphonic suite after "A thousand and One Nights", Op.35 
Alexander Borodin
- Polovtsian Dances, from Prince Igor (compl. & orch. Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov)   
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

CD 2 
Béla Bartók
- Concerto for Orchestra       
Zoltán Kodály
- Dances of Galánta (Unreleased on CD except in Japan)      
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

CD 3          
Witold Lutosławski
- Concerto for Orchestra       
Leoš Janáček
- Sinfonietta
Chicago Symphony Orchestra

CD 4         
Sergei Prokofiev
- Piano Concerto no.3 in C major, Op.26    
Maurice Ravel
- Piano Concerto in G major      
Alexis Weissenberg (piano) / Orchestre de Paris

CD 5 (Unreleased on CD except in Japan)       
Piotr Ilyich Tchaïkovsky
- Symphony no.4 in F minor, Op. 36       
Orchestre de Paris

CD 6           
Igor Stravinsky
- Cappricio, for piano and orchestra (1929, revised version 1949)
- Concerto for piano and wind instruments (1923/4, revised version 1950)

- Mouvements,  for piano and orchestra     
Michel Béroff (piano) / Orchestre de Paris

CD 7 (Unreleased on CD except in Japan)
Jean Sibelius
- Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47      
Max Bruch
- Violin Concerto no.1 in G minor, Op.26     
Masuko Ushioda (violin) / Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

CD 8 (Unreleased on CD except in Japan)       
Maki Ishii
- Sō-Gū II, for Gagaku and orchestra
Gagaku Ensemble / Japan Philharmonic Orchestra 
   
Tōru Takemitsu
- Cassiopeia, for percussion and orchestra     
Tsumotu Yamashita (percussion) / Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

CD 9          
Henryk Wieniawski
- Violin Concerto no.1 in F sharp minor, Op.14
- Violin Concerto no.2 in D minor, Op.22

Itzhak Perlman (violin) / London Philharmonic Orchestra

CD 10          
Igor Stravinsky
- The Firebird, complete ballet
Orchestre de Paris

CD 11          
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Violin Concerto in D, Op.35
- Cappricio italien, Op.45
       
Vladimir Spivakov (violin) / Philharmonia Orchestra

CD 12     
Georges Bizet
- Symphony in C
- Patrie, Dramatic Overture Op.19
- Jeux d'enfants, Petite Suite Op.22
      
Orchestre National de France

CD 13         
Georges Bizet
Carmen: Suite no.1
- V Prélude
- I Prélude 
- II Entr'acte
- III Entr'acte to Act III      


Carmen: Suite no.2
- II Habanera
- V Danse bohème


- L'Arlésienne: Suite no.1         
- L'Arlésienne: Suite no.2
         

Orchestre National de France

CD 14           
Igor Stravinsky
- The Firebird, complete ballet
Boston Symphony Orchestra

CD 15         
George Gershwin
- Rhapsody in Blue
Alexis Weissenberg (piano) / Berliner Philharmoniker
- Variations on "I Got Rhythm" 
Karl Leister (clarinet) / Berliner Philharmoniker
- Catfish Row, Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess  
Elaine Donohoe (piano) / Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 16 
Earl Kim
- Violin Concerto
Robert Starer
- Violin Concerto
Itzhak Perlman (violin) / The Boston Symphony Orchestra

CD 17          
Edouard Lalo
- Symphonie espagnole, for violin and orchestra, Op.21   
Pablo de Sarasate
- Zigeunerweisen, for violin and orchestra, Op.20    
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) / Orchestre National de France

CD 18         
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Ouverture solennelle "1812", Op.49
- Marche slave, Op.31
- Eugene Oneguin, Op.24: Polonaise
- Francesca da Rimini, Orchestral Fantasia after Dante
  
Berliner Philharmoniker

CD 19           
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
- Symphony no.6 in B minor "Pathétique", Op.74     
Boston Symphony Orchestra

CD 20          
Camille Saint-Saëns
- Symphony no.3 in C minor, Op.78 
Philippe Lefèbvre (organ) - grandes orgues de la cathédrale de Chartres / Orchestre National de France

- Phaéton, Symphonic Poem Op.39
- Le Rouet d'Omphale, Symphonic Poem Op.31
    
Orchestre National de France

CD 21         
Anton Dvořák
- Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104
Piotr Ilyich Tchaïkovsky
- Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Misitlav Rostropovich (cello) / Boston Symphony Orchestra

CD 22         
Sergei Prokofiev
- Symphony-Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op.125   
Dmitri Shostakovich
- Cello Concerto no.1 in E flat major, Op. 107   
Msistlav Rostropovich (cello), Hugh Seenan (horn) / London Symphony Orchestra

CD 23           
Leonard Bernstein
- Serenade (After Platon: Symposium), for violin, harp, percussion & strings 
Samuel Barber
- Violin Concerto, op.14
Lukas Foss
- Three American Pieces for violin and orchestra    
Itzhak Perlman (violin) / Boston Symphony Orchestra

CD 24          
Renaud Gagneux
- Triptyque, for cello and orchestra      
Rodion Shchedrin
- Sotto voce, for cello and orchestra      
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) / London Symphony Orchestra

CD 25          
Henri Dutilleux
- The Shadows of Time       
Boston Symphony Orchestra

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