New Year's Day from Vienna 2013

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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 -- begins at 11 am ET.

The New Year's concert is one of the largest global events in classical music, reaching people through radio and television in 81 countries. Conductor Franz Welser-Möst, the general music director of the Vienna State Opera and music director of the Cleveland Orchestra, leads the concert.

Program:

Josef Strauss: The Soubrette, Fast Polka, op. 109
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Kiss Waltz, op. 400
Josef Strauss: Theater Quadrille, op. 213
Johann Strauss, Jr.: From the Mountains, Waltz, op. 292 Franz von Suppé: Overture to the Operetta "Light Cavalry"

Intermission

Josef Strauss: Music of the Spheres, Waltz, op. 235
Josef Strauss: The Spinstress, Polka française, op. 192
Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act III of the Romantic Opera "Lohengrin", WWV 75 Joseph Hellmesberger, Jr.: In Confidence, Polka mazur, op. 15
Josef Strauss: Hesperus’ Paths, Waltz, op. 279
Josef Strauss: The Runners, Fast Polka, op. 237
Joseph Lanner: Styrian Dances, op. 165
Johann Strauss, Jr.: Melodies Quadrille, op.112
Giuseppe Verdi: Prestissimo from the Ballet Music in Act III of the Opera "Don Carlo" Johann Strauss, Jr.: Where the Lemon Trees Bloom, Waltz, op. 364
Johann Strauss, Sr.: Memories of Ernst or The Carnival of Venice, Fantasy, op. 126

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Comments [2]

Daniel Polowetzky from NYC

Maybe it is time end this New Year's Day concert tradition along with the second rate Strauss accordion music.

Mar. 15 2013 10:51 AM

What a wonderful way to start off the new year! Thank you!

Jan. 01 2013 02:39 PM

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