Waldbühne 1993: Russian Night – with Seiji Ozawa
For the Berliner Philharmoniker's 1993 concert at Berlin's Waldbühne – an outdoor auditorium with capacity for over 20,000 listeners nestled into Berlin's woods – Seiji Ozawa directs the orchestra in a programme celebrating the colour, richness and spectacular orchestration of Russian favourites from Tchaikovsky to Stravinsky. The former is represented by his Nutcracker Suite and the rousing 1812 Overture, the latter by highlights from his breakthrough ballet, The Firebird. The concert also includes works by Borodin and Rimsky-Korsakov – Stravinsky's teacher – and concludes with four encores: Khachaturian's blistering Sabre Dance, more Tchaikovsky, Johann Strauss's Radetzky March and, as with every year, Paul Lincke's Berliner Luft.
- Berliner Philharmoniker
- Seiji Ozawa