Art and Culture
Return to Japan
Running Time: 52'
/ Format: HD
/ Available versions: FR | UK
Now in his eighties, Seiji Ozawa is one of the last living legends of a former golden era of “star” conductors. A pupil of Leonard Bernstein and Herbert von Karajan, he was the first Asian to conduct a major Western orchestra, the prestigious Boston Symphony Orchestra, under his baton for 30 years.
He shaped the Boston Orchestra into one of North America’s most important ensembles. He opened up the highly select Tanglewood Music Festival to a wider audience, and gave his name to the magical Seiji Ozawa Hall – a shed-like building where the audience can attend a concert under the stars.
Maestro Ozawa campaigns tirelessly for “fine sound”, not for himself but as part of his constant concern to share.
A film by Olivier Simmonet
Producer: Camera lucida productions
Coproducers: fondation Louis Vuitton et France Télévisions
International Sales: CPB International