[CD release announcement] Nippon Steel Corporation Concert "Final" (Conducted by Michiyoshi Inoue)

The CD "Nippon Steel Concert "Final Edition"" will be released by Octavia Records on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

Prior to the general release, tickets will be available for purchase in the lobby of New Japan Philharmonic special concert "CCC presents Michiyoshi Inoue Inoue The Final PART II: Professor Michiyoshi's World Travels" to be held at Sumida Triphony Hall Hall on Saturday, June 15th.

CD Details

Michiyoshi Inoue (Conductor)
New Japan Philharmonic

Johann Strauss I: Radetzky March, Op. 228
Josef Strauss: Blacksmith's Polka, Op. 269
Eduard Strauss: Polka "The Tape Has Been Cut", Op. 45
Johann Strauss II: Waltz "The Life of an Artist", Op. 316
Josef Strauss: Waltz "Music of the Spheres", Op. 235
Leroy Anderson:
The Beauty of the Ball / Forgotten Dreams / Plink, Plenk, Plank! / Fiddle, Faddle
Balcony Scene from the Ballet "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 64 / The Capulet Catacombs
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 "Titan" - Final Movement "Like a Storm"
Josef Strauss: Polka "Without Sorrow" Op. 271
<MC: Michiyoshi Inoue >
Chopin [Orchestral version arranged by R. Douglas]: Mazurka in C major from the ballet music "Les Sylphides" (The Wind Spirits)

Product code: OVCL-00845
Release date: June 19, 2024

"Nippon Steel Concert" is a popular classical music program that has been on the air since 1955 for half a century. In an era before FM broadcasting, the passionate musical ideas of the performers rode the radio waves, capturing the hearts of many fans and becoming the foundation for the subsequent rise of the classical music world. This is a live recording of the final episode of the program at Suntory Hall in the spring of 2005. The program begins with uplifting waltzes and polkas, and ends with a light Anderson piece, followed by a dignified Prokofiev and Mahler piece. The concert, which ended with an encore and an MC by Michiyoshi Inoue Inoue, was full of fun, and the audience's cheers were directed at the performance, but at the same time they were a sign of gratitude and homage to the program, awakening refreshing emotions. Please listen to this once-in-a-lifetime monument, revived 20 years after the recording.

Recorded live at Suntory Hall, Tokyo on March 24, 2005

Octavia Records