℗ 2020 Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival
 

Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3; Symphony No. 7

Saito Kinen Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

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1.1
Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72b (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Seiji Ozawa; Saito Kinen Orchestra
14:24
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92  
1.2
I. Poco sostenuto - Vivace (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Seiji Ozawa; Saito Kinen Orchestra
14:51
1.3
II. Allegretto (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Seiji Ozawa; Saito Kinen Orchestra
8:32
1.4
III. Presto - Assai meno presto (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Seiji Ozawa; Saito Kinen Orchestra
7:24
1.5
IV. Allegro con brio (Live)
Ludwig van Beethoven; Seiji Ozawa; Saito Kinen Orchestra
7:41
Total Playing Time    52:52
Decca Classics announces the release of a new record marking the 85th birthday of Grammy-winning Japanese conductor, Seiji Ozawa. Recorded live in 2016/17, Ozawa leads the Saito Kinen Orchestra in performances of Beethoven’s Symphony No.7 and Leonore Overture No. 3, also marking the German composer’s 250th birthday year. Dominic Fyfe, Label Director of Decca Classics and the producer of recordings by Ozawa and the Saito Kinen Orchestra’s since 2003, says, “We all wish Seiji the happiest of birthdays. While recent years have been challenging because of illness, his music-making has shone through with a determination and resilience which are apt for Beethoven and this most exhilarating of his symphonies”. In Ozawa’s 85th birthday year, a double Beethoven release commemorates not only the German composer’s legacy, but also that of the “lithe, balletic athlete with a shock of thick black hair” (Steven Spielberg, speaking in 1998, reflecting on their first meeting) who continues to captivate audiences well into his ninth decade.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Decca Music Group Studio Masters

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