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Seiji Ozawa returns in jazz concert

The Japanese conductor, making a slow recovery from cancer of the oesophagus, took another step up to normality with a performance of Geshwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at his Saito Kinen festival – in the original jazzband version. The soloist was jazz pianist Junko Onishi.

ozawa rhapsody

photo (c) Japan News.

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  1. didn’t he also conduct L’Enfant et les Sortileges there a month ago (sharing the double bill with Stephane Deneve, who conducted L’Heure Espagnole) ?

  2. nothing like a bit of good news.

  3. a rare foray into Gershwin for this orchestra, Ozawa conducts the BPO in 1983, in Rhapsody in Blue: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCbDxVLpDSY
    with mixed results (apparently) Karajan also conducted this piece, with Weissenberg.

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