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Seiji Ozawa on Tuesday became the first Japanese to conduct the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s New Year’s concert at the Viennese Musikverein, its home music hall.

Ozawa received a standing ovation from the audience of more than 2,000 after finishing his encore, “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss. The annual concert is held to honor the Strauss family.

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