Seiji Ozawa

1935 - Today

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Seiji Ozawa (小澤 征爾, Ozawa Seiji, born September 1, 1935) is a Japanese conductor known for his advocacy of modern composers and for his work with the San Francisco Symphony, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra where he served as music director for 29 years. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Seiji Ozawa has received more than 579,984 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Seiji Ozawa is the 15th most popular conductor (down from 14th in 2019), the 308th most popular biography from China (down from 289th in 2019) and the most popular Chinese Conductor.

Ozawa is most famous for his interpretations of the works of Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler.

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  • 69.14

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.43

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Among conductors, Seiji Ozawa ranks 15 out of 97Before him are Lorin Maazel, Bruno Walter, Karl Böhm, Riccardo Muti, Georg Solti, and Otto Klemperer. After him are Rafael Kubelík, Herbert Blomstedt, Kurt Masur, John Philip Sousa, Erich Kleiber, and Carlo Maria Giulini.

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Among people born in 1935, Seiji Ozawa ranks 52Before him are Elsa Martinelli, Ken Kesey, John Saxon, Ernesto Laclau, John G. Avildsen, and Mylène Demongeot. After him are Floyd Patterson, Robert Conrad, Udo Lattek, Gnassingbé Eyadéma, David Prowse, and Sylvia Earle.

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In China

Among people born in China, Seiji Ozawa ranks 308 out of 1,186Before him are Empress Dowager Ci'an (1837), Lao She (1899), Emperor Ningzong (1168), Zaifeng, Prince Chun (1883), Liu Zhang (200), and Gongsun Zan (null). After him are Feng Yuxiang (1882), Emperor Yuan of Jin (276), He Jin (135), Chen Shou (233), Huang Gai (145), and Emperor Zhezong (1076).


Among conductors born in China, Seiji Ozawa ranks 1