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New Year's Concert 2001 / Harnoncourt, Wiener Philharmoniker


Release Date: 02/27/2001 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 383563.   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Josef LannerJosef StraussJohann Strauss Sr.Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Nikolaus Harnoncourt's previous Strauss outing with the Berlin Philharmonic gave ample proof of his affinity for this delightful music. Like all the best conductors of "light" fare, he treats these pieces as the masterpieces they are, and lavishes exceptional care on each and every one of the 17 works included here. It goes without saying that the Vienna Philharmonic plays as only it can in this music, and the enthusiastic audience clearly appreciates what must have been a very special evening indeed. The music simply sounds drop-dead gorgeous.


As for repertoire, Harnoncourt offers some real novelties in the form of three dances by Joseph Lanner and the original
Read more version of Johann Strauss I's Radetzky March (thus saving the more traditional edition for the encore, and allowing us to hear the piece played without the equally traditional rhythmic clapping of the audience). The Strauss II numbers range from the familiar (The Blue Danube and Morning Papers Waltzes) to the wonderfully different (the Electro-Magnetic and Lucifer Polkas, and the overture to the operetta A Night in Venice--also a notable feature of Harnoncourt's Berlin Strauss disc). Many of the recent New Year's concerts have been memorable (especially those conducted by Carlos Kleiber), but this one stands out from the conspicuously charming crowd. The stunning live recorded sound doesn't hurt either. You'd have to be deaf not be entranced by this enchanting concert. Don't miss it.
--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Die Schönbrunner Walzer, Op. 200 by Josef Lanner
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 
2. Jägers Lust, Op. 82 by Josef Lanner
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3. Harlekin-Polka, Op. 48 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
4. Dorfschwalben aus Österreich, Op. 164 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
5. Steyrische Tanze, Op. 165 by Josef Lanner
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 51 Secs. 
6. Ohne Sorgen, Op. 271 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
7. Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
8. Morgenblätter, Op. 279 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 39 Secs. 
9. Electro-magnetische Polka, Op. 110 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
10. Electrophor-Polka, Op. 297 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
11. Eine Nacht in Venedig: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 34 Secs. 
12. Vergnügungszug Polka, Op. 281 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
13. Seid umschlungen, Millionen, Op. 443 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 32 Secs. 
14. Der Kobold, Op. 226 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 8 Secs. 
15. Luzifer-Polka, Op. 266 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
16. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2001 
Venue:  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 22 Secs. 

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