Paul Mauriat

Last Concert

This is a live performance of Paul Mauriat and his Orchestra in Osaka and broadcasted by BS2 of TV NHK from Japan. It is called Sayonara Nippon: Paul Mauriat's Last Concert. There is an official edition of that concert called Farewell Concert but this is how it was broadcasted in Japanese TV with interviews and a different sequence of songs, with slight difference in the track listings.

~ Thanks to the help of my friend  Hsieh Chih-Chien  for supplying this information.

Sayonara Concert TV NHK BS2

Release Information:
NHK Enterprises 21 (broadcasted by NHK BS2)
Osaka Festival Hall, November 29th 1998
- Jean Bernard - Piano
- Michel Casses - Gastón
- Mieko Miyazaki - Koto
Running Time: Approx. 83 min.

Track Listing:
1. Introduction *
2. Space Race
3. My Heart Will Go On
4. Penelope *
5. Rehearsal  *
6. La Traviata / Prelude
7. Etude in a New Form
8. The Tramp
9. Begin the Beguine
10. Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante
11. Caravan *
12. Thais - Meditation
13. Czardas
14. Toccata & Fugue in D Minor
15. Gymnopedie - Piano solo (presentation to Jean Bernard)
16. Dolls and Dreams - Koto solo (presentation to Mieko Miyazaki)
17. The Autumn Leaves
18. Toccata
19. Love is Blue / El Bimbo / Bows
20. Hungarian Dance No.5
21. Piano Improvisation - Jean Bernard   *
22. El Bimbo
23. Goodbyes / Joy to the World
    *    Includes a brief interview to Paul Mauriat
In Track 1, Introduction, there is a very brief interview to Paul Mauriat, then the presentation of the show and later, there is a voice-over with shots of people entering the theatre with a brief account of the success of Paul Mauriat.
Track 4 has an interview to Paul Mauriat.
Track 5, Rehearsal are takes from a rehearsal of Paul Mauriat with the orchestra and another small interview.
Track 11 begins with an interview to Mauriat where he talks about Osaka and then the music to Caravan begins.
I called the last track, 23, Goodbyes, because Mauriat introduces the guests and other people (including his wife) and says his farewells. It ends with the audience singing Joy to the World at the conduction of Mauriat.

Paul Mauriat conducting