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Seiji Ozawa won’t be flying long-haul any more

October 23, 2017 by norman lebrecht

5 comments.


The Japanese conductor, 82, has been advised by his doctors not to undertake performances after long journeys.

Ozawa, who has survived cancer of the oesophagus, has cancelled the Berlin Philharmonic in January.


Comments (5)

  1. Ungeheuer says:

    Don’t miss reading Haruki Murakami’s fascinating “Absolutely on Music – Conversations with Seiji Ozawa”.

  2. Analeck Kram-Hammerbauer says:

    Thank you for the recommendation.
    I just checked it out in Amazon and was shocked by the fact that the Kindle edition is more expensive than the paperback copy. Why???!!!

    1. Thomasina says:

      Perhaps they want to reduce the paperback stock ?

    2. Paul Wright says:

      In the UK books are zero rated for VAT whereas Kindle downloads are taxable. This often explains the price disparity. I don’t know whether this is also the case in other countries.

  3. Patrick says:

    Sad news indeed. For a while, I had harboured the hope that the Maestro would regain his health, and that I would get to see him make music once again. I guess that is not to be.


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