Paul Mauriat

Farewell Concert

This is a live performance of Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra for his last performance in Osaka, Japan and it is one of those concerts that has been appearing in different formats and from different sellers. There are Japanese, American, Taiwanese and other releases. Also known as Sayonara Concert.

Release Information:
1999 Val Productions
Osaka Festival Hall, November 29th 1998
Produced by Valentin Coupeau for Val Productions
- Jean Bernard - piano
- Michel Casses - gastón
- Mieko Miyazaki - koto
Running Time: 93:58 min.

Track Listing:
Sayonara Concert1. Introduction
2. Space Race
3. My Heart Will Go On
4. Invitation to the Dance (Weber)
5. La Traviata / Prelude (Verdi / Arr. Mauriat)
6. Etude in a New Form (P. Mauriat)
7. The Tramp (Delibes / Arr. M. Cassez)
8. Begin the Beguine (C. Porter)
9. Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante (Mozart)
10. Caravan (I. Mill / D. Ellington & J. Tizol)
11. Thais - Meditation (Massenet / Arr. Mauriat)
12. Czardas (Monti / Arr. Mauriat)
13. Toccata & Fugue in D Minor (Bach / Arr. Mauriat)
14. Gymnopedie (E. Satie) - Piano solo
15. Dolls and Dreams (P. Mauriat & Gambus) - Koto solo
16. Serenade a Coline (P. Mauriat)
17. Toccata (G. Rolland)
18. Penelope (A. Alguero)
19. Love is Blue (A. Popp / P. Cour) / El Bimbo (C. Morgan) / Bows (P. Mauriat)
20. Medley:
- Introduction / January Chill
- March Awakening (B. Arcadio)
- Okinawa Sailing (M. Miyazaki) - Koto and Piano
21. Hungarian Dance No.5 (Brahms / Arr. Mauriat)

Track 19 - Bows is the typical part where Mauriat receives flowers and salute people.
Track 20 - Hungarian Dance, people are clapping and holding incandescent lights, and then the audience starts singing Joy with Mauriat "conducting" the choir.

Special Thanks to:
- Mike Nakamura - Music League
- Fukuji Hashimoto - Kyodo Osaka
- Kohki Komo - Curiosity
- Tohru Kikuchi - Tokyo Onken
- Toshiji Sato - Kyoritz
Sound Mixing at Studios du Palais, Paris
Sound Engineer: Dominique Poncet
Video editing at IMAGICA Studios, Tokyo