First Tour to Asia
The Cleveland Orchestra embarked on its first tour of Asia in 1970, traveling to Japan and South Korea. The tour itinerary included fifteen concerts, twelve conducted by George Szell, and three conducted by Pierre Boulez. This tour was to be the last time Szell conducted the Cleveland Orchestra. He died a few months later in the summer of 1970.
The audio clip contains a portion of the Japanese announcer and the first piece on the program, the Oberon Overture by Weber.
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