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New Year's Concert 2017 / Dudamel, Vienna Philharmonic


Release Date: 01/06/2017 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 537618   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz LehárEmil WaldteufelJohann Strauss Jr.Josef Strauss,   ... 
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As a brand name, the Vienna New Year’s Concert can trace back its origins to 31 December 1939. In other words, the concert initially took place on the last day of the year. By 1941, however, it was being held on 1 January, when the Vienna Philharmonic established a tradition that continues to flourish to this day.

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: including Herbert von Karajan, Lorin Maazel, Claudio Abbado, Carlos Kleiber, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Seiji Ozawa, Mariss Jansons, and Franz Welser-Möst.

It is not least thanks to this illustrious succession of great
Read more conductors that the Vienna New Year’s Concert remains unique, ushering in the New Year in a way that has often been imitated but never equalled. Its universal popularity is undoubtedly due to the direct – or deferred – live broadcast from the flower-filled Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. The first broadcast went out on Eurovision in 1959, the first colour relay in 1967. Now the concert is shown in countries throughout almost the entire world.

It continues to be works by members of the Strauss family – Johann Strauss Father and Son as well as Eduard and Josef Strauss – that are central to this media event. Old favourites from their output are heard alongside others that have never been recorded or are only rarely heard; all of them programmed around two fixed points in the concert: the Blue Danube Waltz and the Radetzky March. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Wiener Frauen: Nechledil March by Franz Lehár
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902; Austria 
2.
Les patineurs, Op. 183 by Emil Waldteufel
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Paris, France 
3.
s'gibt nur a Kaiserstadt, s'gibt nur ein Wien, Op. 291 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Winterlust, Op. 121 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Mephistos Höllenrufe, Op. 101 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Eine Nacht in Venedig: So ängstlich sind wir nicht Polka, Op. 413 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Pique Dame, 'Queen of Spades': Overture by Franz von Suppé
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1864 
8.
Herreinspaziert, Op. 518 by Carl Michael Ziehrer
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor: O süsser Mond by Otto Nicolai
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Berlin, Germany 
10.
Pepita-Polka, Op. 138 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Der Carneval in Rom: Rotunde-Quadrille, Op. 360 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Die Extravaganten, Op. 205 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Indianer-Galopp, Op. 111 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Die Nasswalderin, Op. 267 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Auf zum Tanze, Op. 436 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Indigo und die vierzig Räuber: Tausend und eine Nacht, Op. 346 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Die Fledermaus: Tik-Tak-Polka, Op. 365 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874 
18.
Mit Vergnügen!, Op. 228 by Eduard Strauss
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Vienna, Austria 
19.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  5 Customer Reviews )
 The recording March 3, 2017 By Veronica Tapsony (MEDFORD, NJ) See All My Reviews "Hi! Outstanding CD, BUT I WAS HOPING TO GET A DVD. DO YOU HAVE THE DVD?- I am looking for a DVD, the artist is English. He died like 10 years ago. I do not remember his name. But a very prominent Liszt player. The entire DVD is Liszt. Was recorded in an aristocrat estate. Thank you. Veronica Tapsony." Report Abuse
 Sadly not this year February 25, 2017 By E. Allison (Carl Junction, MO) See All My Reviews "This is music born into the blood of the Vienna Philharmonic. Sadly, one does not hear it this year. The rhythms are not well sprung. There are occasional slight lacks of precision. Entries and phrase endings are less perfect then previous years. One of the finest orchestras in the world is not being led to the highest performance standard. Gustavo Dudamel is an exciting young conductor; charismatic, with a wonderful stage presence. Without knowing what transpired during rehearsals, one only guesses why this performance lacks the qualities uniquely achieved by prior conductors. The New Year's Concerts with Kleiber, Karajan, Harnoncourt, and even Maazel on the podium bring well judged inner voice balances, insightful, beautifully shaped phrasing, pianissimos that kiss the ear and fortissimo that bend the hair. Sadly not this year." Report Abuse
 new year's concert 2017/ dudamel, vienna philharm February 16, 2017 By noel manning (scarsdale, NY) See All My Reviews "to whom it may concern: this year's new year concert for 2017 is still as exciting an enriching as ever! the conductor was well chosen and performed a dynamic lead. I am most certainly going to purchase the new year's concert on dvd. thank-you. cordially, noel manning" Report Abuse
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