BEETHOVEN / RICHARD STRAUSS / WAGNER / BRUCKNER / MENDELSSOHN / BRUCH / TCHAIKOVSKY / RACHMANINOV
Berliner Philharmoniker [Berlin Philharmonic] - Great Recordings
Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra, Claudio Abbado, Seiji Ozawa, Herbert von Karajan, Zubin Mehta, Daniel Barenboim, Lorin Maazel, Gunter Wand, etc
[ Sony Music / 8 CD Box Set - released 11/Sep/2015 ]
The Berlin Philharmonic is consistently ranked as one of the greatest orchestras in the world. As is fitting such an eminent orchestra, they consistently work with the world's most renowned conductors and soloists.
CHOPIN / OFFENBACH / DELIBES / TCHAIKOVSKY / WALDTEUFEL / KHACHATURIAN
The Little Ballerina [includes 'Les Sylphides', 'The Skater's Waltz', & 'Sabre Dance']
Herbert von Karajan, Mstislav Rostropovich, Claudio Abbado, Seiji Ozawa, Arthur Fiedler
[ Deutsche Grammophon Classics For Kids / CD - released 10/Oct/2018 ]
Featuring some classic pieces from perennial favourites like Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Delibes, this is a must have for all your little ballerinas!
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Grieg: Holberg Suite
Martha Argerich (piano), Mito Chamber Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
[ Decca / CD - released 15/May/2020 ]
"bubbles over with that ever-youthful sense of improvisation, of molten creativity taking place absolutely in the moment that always characterises this unique pianist's performances." Gramophone
50 Best Rostropovich (3 Disc)
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) [with Leonard Bernstein, David Oistrakh, Seiji Ozawa, George Szell & others]
[ Warner Classics / 3 CD Box Set - released 5/Jul/2018 ]
A 3-CD compilation of the great cellist Mstislav Rostropovich.
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Saint-Saens - Symphony No 3 Organ / Phaeton Op 39 / Le Rouet d'Omphale Op 31
Orchestre National de France. Seiji Ozawa
[ EMI Redline / CD - released 18/Feb/2001 ]
"The symphony is distinguished by...rich string playing...vivid clarity of detail...and a great sense of enjoyment." - Gramophone
BARTOK / FAURE / RESPIGHI / MAHLER / PROKOFIEV / etc
Ozawa & The Boston Symphony Orchestra
Gidon Kremer (violin) Simon Preston (organ) / Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
[ Deutsche Grammophon Conductors & Orchestras / 8 CD Box Set - released 1/Dec/2018 ]
1001 Classical recordings you must hear before you die (1901-1950 on the Bartok) "Both concertos receive performances of strong personality and an impressive eloquence-and, it goes without saying, altogether impeccable technique… Recommended.'"...
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Bizet: Carmen (Complete Opera)
Jessye Norman, Neil Shicoff, Mirella Freni, Simon Estes / Orchestre National de France, Seiji Ozawa
[ Decca Opera! / 2 CD - released 1/May/2012 ]
"...this recording confirms the work as an outright masterpiece...the frame is right for Jessye Norman's muchheralded Carmen. How does she fill it? With predictable intelligence, involvement and musicality." (Gramophone)
CARL ORFF / LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Orff: Carmina Burana / Beethoven: Symphony No 9 "Choral"
Kathleen Battle, Frank Lopardo, Thomas Allen / Berlin Philharmonic, Saito Kinen Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
[ Philips DVD / DVD - released 1/Oct/2017 ]
Seiji Ozawa is not only a world-famous Japanese conductor, but also a founder and director of the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, home of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, which in 2015 was renamed the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival (OMF).
Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 2 / Totentanz
Krystian Zimerman (piano) / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Seiji Ozawa
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - released 2/Jan/2002 ]
Rosette (Highest Rating) Penguin Stereo Guide
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 1 op. 1 / Piano Concerto No. 2 op. 18
Krystian Zimerman (piano) / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Seiji Ozawa (conductor)
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - released 28/Jan/2004 ]
This is the pianist's first new CD since the Chopin concertos were released in 1999.
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOSVKY
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Tchaikovsky: Pique Dame [Queen Of Spades] - highlights
Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Maureen Forrester, Sergei Leiferkus / Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
[ RCA Victor Red Seal / CD - released 2/Feb/1992 ]
Tanglewood Festival Chorus & Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
ALBAN BERG / IGOR STRAVINSKY
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Berg/Stravinsky: Violin Concertos
Itzhak Perlman (violin) / Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
[ Deutsche Grammophon / CD - released 2/Feb/1996 ]
"excellent sound: the spacious but not over-resonant acoustic and admirable balance between soloist and orchestra remain exemplary and appealing" Gramophone
TCHEREPNIN / RIMSKY-KORSAKOV / STRAVINSKY / SATIE / PROKOFIEV / BALAKIREV / etc
Diaghilev - Ballets Russes
Pierre Boulez, André Cluytens, Igor Markevitch, Seiji Ozawa, André Previn, Sir Simon Rattle, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Jean Martinon, Charles Dutoit, et
[ Warner Classics / 22 CD Box Set - released 11/Mar/2022 ]
The Ballets russes was founded in Paris in 1909 by the visionary impresario Serge Diaghilev. Innovative and flamboyant, he had a genius for bringing together the most brilliant composers, dancers, choreographers and designers.
SERGEI PROKOFIEV / DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
Prokofiev: Sinfonia Concertante / Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No 1
Mstislav Rostropovich (cello) / London Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
[ Erato / CD - released 28/Oct/2002 ]
Recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
Beethoven: Symphony 7 / Leonore Overture 3
Saito Kinen Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
[ Decca / CD - released 28/Aug/2020 ]
"This is Beethoven, refined, elegant, sculptural, exciting at times, but lacking depth. Ozawa creates a billowing cloud of lovely, elegant sound, assiduously sculpting the dynamic range." BBC Music
MARBECKS COLLECTABLE: Berlioz: La Damnation De Faust, Op.34
Stuart Burrows (tenor) Edith Mathis (soprano) Donald McIntyre (bass) Thomas Paul (bass) / Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
[ Deutsche Grammophon Galleria / 2 CD Box Set - released 10/Aug/1988 ]
"This is quite the most exciting Faust I have heard on record, putting even Solti at least a touch in the shade." MusicWeb
JOHANN STRAUSS / JOSEF STRAUSS / JOSEF HELLMESBERGER JUN.
Strauss: New Year's Concert 2002
Wiener Philharmoniker, Seiji Ozawa (conductor)
[ Arthaus DVD / DVD - released 13/Jul/2017 ]
It has long been a Philharmonic New Year's Day tradition to present a program consisting of the lively and at the same time nostalgic music from the vast repertoire of the Johann Strauss family and their contemporaries. These concerts not only...
BEETHOVEN / TCHAIKOVSKY
Herbert von Karajan Memorial Concert (concert recorded in 2008) BLU-RAY
Berlin Philharmonic / Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin) / Seiji Ozawa (cond)
[ Unitel Classics / Medici Arts BLU-RAY / Blu-ray Disc - released 20/Sep/2011 ]
"For Anne-Sophie Mutter the saying "Make every note count" becomes less a vague cliché and more a matter of fact. Her violin playing has an imagination, a curiosity and a near-endless reserve of psychic energy." The New York Times
Complete Symphonies / Lieutenant Kije
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa
[ Deutsche Grammophon Collectors Edition / 4 CD Box Set - released 1/Jan/2007 ]
Bartok: Concerto For Orchestra / Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Kubelik and Seiji Ozawa
[ Pentatone SACD / Hybrid SACD - released 21/Jul/2017 ]
Béla Bartók's brilliant orchestral tour de force, the Concerto for Orchestra is coupled with his spine-tingling Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta in these newly 'Remastered Classics' recording with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by...