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New Year's Day from Vienna 2012

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The Vienna Philharmonic greets the New Year with its annual concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. The venerable concert – which features popular pieces the Strauss family and contemporaries -- will begin at 11 am ET.

The New Year's concert is one of the largest global events in classical music, reportedly reaching over a billion people annually through radio and television in 72 countries. Conductor Mariss Jansons makes his second New Year’s Day appearance with the orchestra and the Vienna Boys' Choir also joins in the festivities.


Johann and Joseph Strauss: "Vaterländischer Marsch (Fatherland March)"
Johann Strauss: "Rathausball-Tänze (City Hall Ball Dances)", Waltz, op. 438
Johann Strauss: "Entweder – oder! (Either - Or!)", Fast Polka, op. 403
Johann Strauss: "Tritsch-Tratsch (Chit-Chat)", Polka, op. 214
Carl Michael Ziehrer: "Wiener Bürger (Viennese Folk)", Waltz, op. 419
Johann Strauss: "Albion Polka", op. 102
Joseph Strauss: "Jokey Polka (Jockey Polka)", Fast Polka, op. 278

- Intermission -

Joseph Hellmesberger, Jr.: Danse Diabolique (Diabolic Dance)
Joseph Strauss: "Künstler-Gruss (Artists Greeting)", Polka française, op. 274
Johann Strauss: "Freuet euch des Lebens (Enjoy Life)", Waltz, op. 340
Johann Strauss, Sr.: "Sperl Galopp", op. 42
Hans Christian Lumbye: Copenhagen Railway Steam Gallop
Joseph Strauss: "Feuerfest (Fireproof)", Polka française, op. 269
Eduard Strauss: "Carmen-Quadrille", op. 134
Peter I. Tchaikovsky: "Panorama" from the Ballet "Sleeping Beauty", op. 66
Peter I. Tchaikovsky: "Waltz" from the Ballet "Sleeping Beauty", op. 66
Johann and Joseph Strauss: "Pizzicato Polka", no opus number
Johann Strauss: "Persischer Marsch (Persian March)", op. 289
Joseph Strauss: "Brennende Liebe (Burning Love)", Polka Mazur, op. 129
Joseph Strauss: "Delirien (Delirium)", Waltz, op. 212
Johann Strauss: "Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning)", Fast Polka, op. 324