From the BSO Archives: Seiji Ozawa conducts Tchaikovsky
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Available April 8 - May 8
This WGBH Evening at Symphony broadcast features a 1978 performance led by Music Director Seiji Ozawa of two acts of Tchaikovsky's popular score for the ballet Swan Lake, which the orchestra was preparing to record at the time. Written in 1876 for Moscow's Boshoi Theater, Swan Lake is the first of the composer's three ballet masterpieces, which also include Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker. Seiji Ozawa and the orchestra recorded all three in the 1970s for Deutsche Grammophon. The conductor's balletic podium presence and attunement to orchestral color made him an outstanding interpreter of this beloved repertoire.