Seiji Ozawa abandons China tour

August 29, 2011 by Norman Lebrecht

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After cancelling his second performance of Bluebeard’s Castle at Matsumoto, it is now reported that the pneumonia-stricken conductor has been forced to abandon his participation in the Saito Kinen Orchestra’s China tour.

He will be replaced by his excellent French understudy, Pierre Vallet.

The news was broken by the well-informed Musical America website, which has close links to Ozawa’s management at Cami.

photo: wolftrap festival

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