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New Year's Concert - 1954 / Clemens Krauss, Et Al


Release Date: 11/29/2005 
Label:  Opus Kura   Catalog #: 7006/07   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Josef StraussJohann Strauss Jr.Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Works on This Recording

1.
Schwert und Leier, Op. 71 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
2.
Rudolfsheimer-Polka, Op. 152 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
3.
Die Libelle, Op. 204 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
4.
Auf Ferienreisen, Op. 133 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
5.
Bei uns z'Haus, Op. 361 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
6.
Fürstin Ninetta: Neue Pizzicato-Polka, Op. 449 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
7.
Eljen a Magyar, Op. 332 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
8.
Sphären-Klänge, Op. 235 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
9.
Mailust, Op. 182 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
10.
Plappermäulchen, Op. 245 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
11.
Im Krapfenwaldl, Op. 336 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
12.
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
13.
Cagliostro in Wien: Auf der Jagd Polka, Op. 373 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
14.
Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Musikalischer Scherz" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
15.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 
16.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Clemens Krauss
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: Vienna, Austria (12/31/1953 - 01/01/1954) 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 THRILLING Viennese New Year July 30, 2012 By David Mead (Austin, TX) See All My Reviews "Clemens Krauss's studio recordings for Decca of this repertory with the Vienna Philharmonic (recorded presumably 1950-1953) got me to start loving this music, and until I heard this concert recording those studio recordings were my favorite performances.
I find over and over that the greatest musical artists, however great they are in a studio situation, work on a significantly higher plane in a performance situation. Clemens Krauss, and especially Krauss when conducting the Vienna Philharmonic, are a fine illustration of this. This radio broadcast (absolutely complete with all announcements) captures a concert that is rich, subtle, dazzling, and great fun. It is one of the most exciting live concert recordings that I know, regardless of repertory, recording age, or the performers.
One interesting technical aspect of this performance is the number of performance customs that are significantly different from what we know from the TV broadcasts. No clapping during the Radetzky March (Gott sei dank!!); the start of several favorite pieces (not just Blue Danube) are interrupted by applause and restarted; and Schnellpolkas--played here at breakneck tempi--are always played a second time, even faster.
The sound, not surprisingly, is not wonderful, though not awful by any means. Much of the repertory (also not surprisingly) duplicates the contemporary Decca recordings. But these performances are incandescent treasures, not to be missed."
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