Seiji Ozawa, 2019

Seiji Ozawa, 2019


norman lebrecht

May 22, 2019

Photo posted today by Momo Kodawa

Momo writes: ‘With the one and only Maestro Seiji Ozawa in Tokyo. So much to learn always musically and humanly from Maestro who did also so much for younger ( and not so younger 😊) musicians – I was one of them and felt lucky and privileged to be able to profit from his generosity by sharing music and talking about many subjects.  Look forward to listen to the concert on Friday with the great Mito Chamber Orchestra and the magnificent Martha Argerich.


  • Nicholas Ashton says:

    Thank you Norman and of course, Momo (do you rememember me at all?!) for this lovely message. I do hope the concert will be wonderful – I am sure it will be! My best, N

  • Emanuele Passerini says:

    “Mito” in Italian means “myth”. Ozawa is a real myth. And a wonderful human being.

  • Chris Wilford says:

    One of my favorite people.

  • nahokomusic says:

    It’s Momo KodaMa

  • R. Brite says:

    I wish him all the best. He was the first conductor I ever heard whose name stuck with me (I was in secondary school).

  • One of the greats.

  • John Rook says:

    Lovely bloke, but he doesn’t look in great shape, does he?

  • Eileen says:

    I have been a supporter of Maestro Ozawa since l was 23 (71 now). My boss then gave me his tickets. What a glorious night and many after.

    Feel better Maestro Ozawa.