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TV - Farewell Concert (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.

Paul Mauriat - Farewell Concert TV Broadcast

Release Information:

NHK Enterprises 21 (broadcasted by NHK BS2)
Osaka Festival Hall, November 29th 1998
- Jean Bernard - piano
- Michel Casses - gastón
- Mieko Miyazaki - koto
Release: VICTOR OCV-150 01
Running Time:  83 minutes.

Track Listing:

  1. Introduction *
  2. Space Race
  3. My Heart Will Go On
  4. Penelope (Augusto Alguero) *
  5. Rehearsal *
  6. La Traviata / Prelude (Verdi / Arranged by Paul Mauriat)
  7. Etude in a New Form (Paul Mauriat)
  8. The Tramp (Delibes / Arranged by M. Cassez)
  9. Begin the Beguine (Cole Porter)
  10. Piano Concerto No. 21 - Andante (Mozart)
  11. Caravan (I. Mill / D. Ellington & J. Tizol) *
  12. Thais - Meditation (Massenet / Arranged by Paul Mauriat)
  13. Czardas (Monti / Arranged by Paul Mauriat)
  14. Toccata & Fugue in D Minor (Bach / Arranged by Paul Mauriat)
  15. Gymnopedie - Piano Solo (presentation to Jean Bernard) (Erik Satie)
  16. Dolls and Dreams - Koto Solo (presentation to Mieko Miyazaki) (Paul Mauriat & Gambus)
  17. The Autumn Leaves (Joseph Kosma - Jacques Prevert)
  18. Toccata (G. Rolland)
  19. Love is Blue (Andre Popp / P. Cour) / El Bimbo (C. Morgan) / Bows (Paul Mauriat)
  20. Hungarian Dance No.5 (Brahms / Arranged by Paul Mauriat)
  21. Piano Improvisation - Jean Bernard *
  22. El Bimbo (C. Morgan)
  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 - Farewell Concert TV Broadcast