NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo


Video Library

Maestro Interview

Herbert Blomstedt

February 15, 2018

Mo. Blomstedt interprets the innovativeness of a Swedish composer Berwald's Symphony No.3, which he will take up in Program A of the April 2018 subscription concert.

Paavo Järvi

December 1, 2017

Paavo Järvi uncovers the mysterious charm of "Song of the Night", Mahler's Symphony No.7, which he has selected for Program A of the February 2018 subscription series.

Charles Dutoit

November 2, 2017

Charles Dutoit discusses the works of Ravel and Stravinsky that he will conduct in the December 2017 subscription concerts, and shares some memories of his mentor Ernest Ansermet.

Marek Janowski

September 1, 2017

Marek Janowski talks about the focal point of his all-German Program A for the November 2017 subscription series and gives his thoughts on his collaboration with the NHK Symphony Orchestra.

Tugan Sokhiev

August 4, 2017

Tugan Sokhiev talks about Programs B and C of the November 2017 subscription series which feature Prokofiev's works, including Ivan the Terrible.

Paavo Järvi

July 21, 2017

Paavo Järvi explains what is attractive about Program C of the September 2017 subscription series which sheds light on Russian masterpieces which are not well known to Japanese audiences.

Paavo Järvi

June 19, 2017

Maestro Paavo Järvi talks about his September 2017 Don Giovanni (concert style).

Paavo Järvi

December 26, 2016

Mo. Paavo Järvi talks about his affection for works of Estonia, his motherland, and of Sibelius in the February Subscription programs.

Paavo Järvi

December 26, 2016

Mo.Paavo Järvi talks about the focal point of the February Special Concert program including Mahler's "Tragisch". The second half of the video footage features a conversation with Ms. Maki Takemitsu, daughter of Toru Takemitsu.

Jesús López-Cobos

November 4, 2016

Maestro López-Cobos talks about his January 2017 all-Respighi program, as well as his memories of Mrs. Respighi.

Charles Dutoit

October 18, 2016

Maestro Dutoit describes what is attractive about the December subscription programs, which include a 90th Anniversary Concert performance of Carmen.

Paavo Järvi

October 6, 2016

Maestro Paavo Järvi talks about what he finds fascinating about the NHK Symphony Orchestra with reference to the upcoming European tour that he will be leading for the first time since becoming Chief Conductor. The second half of this footage is his talk with Ms. Maki Takemitsu, daughter of Toru Takemitsu.

Herbert Blomstedt

October 3, 2016

What did Beethoven, in pursuit of life’s happiness, hope to convey through his music? Maestro Herbert Blomstedt explains why Beethoven's 9th Symphony is so captivating.

Tugan Sokhiev

September 1, 2016

Mo. Sokhiev talks about the charm of Program B and his collaboration of Ms. Leonskaja (piano) of the October 2016 subscription series.

Paavo Järvi

July 14, 2016

Paavo Järvi talks about what fascinates him about the variety of programs of the September 2016 subscription series, including works of Bruckner and Takemitsu.

Paavo Järvi

July 1, 2016

Paavo Järvi, conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra's 90th Anniversary Special Concert, talks about Mahler's 3rd Symphony and "Symphonie der Tausend."

Vladimir Ashkenazy

June 1, 2016

Maestro Ashkenazy, Conductor Laureate who conducts the NHK Symphony Orchestra after a two-year absence, explains the focal points of the June subscription series.

Paavo Järvi

December 25, 2015

Paavo Järvi talks about works by Mahler, Bruckner, Nielsen and R. Strauss of his subscription series programs in February 2016.

Tugan Sokhiev

December 1, 2015

Tugan Sokhiev says the expressiveness of the NHKSO musicians is very special when talking about his enthusiasm for the January 2016 subscription programs he will conduct.

Paavo Järvi

November 26, 2015

As Chief Conductor of the NHKSO, Paavo Järvi talks about his expectations for the Beethoven 9th concerts he will conduct.

Charles Dutoit

November 2, 2015

Charles Dutoit talks about what is fascinating about the December 2015 subscription programs including “Salome”, an opera Richard Strauss wrote at the height of his career.

Neville Marriner

October 1, 2015

Neville Marriner talks about the November subscription programs he will conduct, along with his memories of legendary conductor Arturo Toscanini.

Vladimir Fedoseyev

September 1, 2015

Conductor Vladimir Fedoseyev talks about the Russian works he will conduct in the November 2015 Subscription concerts.

Herbert Blomstedt

August 3, 2015

Herbert Blomstedt who, will conduct the September 2015 subscription series, talks about what is magnificent about the works of Beethoven.

Paavo Järvi

June 30, 2015

Paavo Järvi talks about the October 2015 subscription series, the first concert series he will conduct after assuming the position of Chief Conductor.

Andris Poga

February 2, 2015

Maestro Poga, who will make his subscription series concert debut with the NHKSO in June 2015, discusses his program.

Paavo Järvi

December 26, 2014

Maestro Paavo Järvi, who is to assume the position of Chief Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra from the coming season, talks about his enthusiasm for the subscription series he will conduct in February 2015.

Gianandrea Noseda

December 1, 2014

"I like it very much - I am sure you will come across such a piece." Maestro Noseda talks about the charm of the 2015 January subscription series he will conduct.

Charles Dutoit

November 4, 2014

Charles Dutoit talks about the beauty and charm of "Pelléas et Mélisande," the culmination of Debussy's illustrious career, which he conducts in the December 2014 subscription concert.

Roger Norrington

September 1, 2014

Roger Norrington talks about his thoughts on the Beethoven Series which will be completed in October 2014.

Leonard Slatkin

August 6, 2014

Leonard Slatkin, a huge fan of Ravel's works, introduces the focal point of the November 2014 subscription concerts that he will be conducting.

Herbert Blomstedt

July 1, 2014

Herbert Blomstedt will conduct the September 2014 subscription series. He talks about Mozart and Tchaikovsky, who greatly admired Mozart.

Paavo Järvi

November 15, 2013

Maestro Paavo Järvi, who is currently in Japan, talks about his assuming the position of Chief Conductor of the NHKSO in September 2015.


Soloist Interview

Alice Sara Ott

June 19, 2015

Pianist Alice Sara Ott, who will perform in Tokyo as well as in Tohoku and Hokkaido this coming August, will talk about the work she will be performing.

Radek Baborák

April 1, 2015

Radek Baborák, who appears in the June 2015 Subscription Concerts, talks about the two horn concertos he will perform as soloist.


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