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New Year's Concert 2015 / Zubin Mehta, Vienna Philharmonic


Release Date: 01/06/2015 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88875037912   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz von SuppéJohann Strauss Jr.Josef StraussEduard Strauss,   ... 
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Since 1939, the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concert has become a tradition and the world’s most famous classical music event. The list of names of leading conductors who have led the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concerts reads like a veritable who’s who of great maestros: Herbert von Karajan, Lorin Maazel, Claudio Abbado and Riccardo Muti to name a few. For the fifth time, world-renowned conductor Zubin Mehta returns to the podium for this extraordinary event. Maestro Mehta and the Vienna Philharmonic share a long history together. In 1961 he conducted his first concert with the orchestra and in 2001, after forty years of artistic collaboration as the orchestra’s longest-serving conductor, he was awarded an Honorary Membership in Read more the Vienna Philharmonic.

The Vienna New Year’s Concert is unique and has often been imitated, but not equaled, with a live broadcast on television in over 80 countries around the world with over 40 million viewers. PBS aired the 2014 concert on over 181 stations and will broadcast the 2015 concert nationally. This year, for the first time, the repertoire has been announced prior to the concert and includes five pieces that have never before been performed at a New Year’s Concert. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Märchen aus dem Orient, Op. 444 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Wiener Leben, Op. 218 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Wo man lacht und lebt, Op. 108 by Eduard Strauss
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Dorfschwalben aus Österreich, Op. 164 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Der Carneval in Rom: Vom Donaustrande, Op. 356 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Musikalischer Scherz" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Accelerationen, Op. 234 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Electro-magnetische Polka, Op. 110 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Mit Dampf, Op. 70 by Eduard Strauss
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Vienna, Austria 
11.
An der Elbe, Op. 477 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Champagnegalop by Hans Christian Lumbye
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Denmark 
13.
Studenten-Polka, Op. 263 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Freiheits-Marsch, Op. 226 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Austria 
15.
Annen-Polka, Op. 117 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Mit Chic, Op. 221 by Eduard Strauss
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Explosions-Polka, Op. 43 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Austria 
19.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

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 Happy New Year! February 13, 2015 By Kathryn B. (Bronx, NY) See All My Reviews "Every year I watch the Vienna concert on TV, then I order the music from Arkiv and sit back and enjoy. It is a beautiful way to relax." Report Abuse
 New Year's Concert 2015 Zubin Mehta and Vienna Ph February 10, 2015 By Linda Goddard (Reno, NV) See All My Reviews "A wonderful selection of happy music. The Vienna Philharmonic is at its best." Report Abuse
 2015 New Year's Day Vienna concert February 5, 2015 By Reginald Jones (Hamilton, VA) See All My Reviews "Two CDs of wonderful music by members of the Strauss family, plus one by their northern counterpart, Hans Christian Lumbye. Super. Zubin Mehta leads with customary enthusiasm and the VPO shows why it is one of the greatest orchestras in the world. It's combined with a three CD bonus collection of excerpts from earlier concerts and a DVD, How all this can cost only $20, plus shiping, is amazing. Not to be missed!" Report Abuse
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