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New Year's Concert 2002 / Seiji Ozawa, Wiener Philharmoniker


Release Date: 01/07/2002 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 468999   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.Josef StraussJ. "Pepi" HellmesbergerJohann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Anyone still reeling from the revisionist austerities of Harnoncourt's recent New Year's concerts will be thrilled to hear these somewhat more traditional performances, in which Seiji Ozawa strikes an excellent balance between a healthy serving of Viennese Schlag and an altogether welcome rhythmic discipline. It helps that three of the most enjoyable pieces are making their New Year's Concerts debut: Zivio (March) and Elisen (Polka francaise), both by Strauss Jr., and best of all the wonderfully energetic Danse diabolique by Joseph Hellmesberger II. This last is a real find. All three add sparkle to the usual fare, including a high-spirited Fledermaus Overture, lilting renditions of the Artist's Life, Vienna Blood, and Blue Danube Waltzes, Read more and of course the concluding Radetzky March. Anyone cynical about Ozawa's credentials in Strauss et al will find in this disc a welcome corrective: he makes wonderful music with what is now effectively his orchestra (in its operatic incarnation), and if you think that these pieces play themselves, try some of Lorin Maazel's New Year's outings. Excellent sonics too, bright and neat, top off a thoroughly entertaining concert. Pass the champagne!

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Die Fledermaus: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Jabuka "Das Apfelfest": Zivio, Op. 456 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Michael Rot 
3.
Aquarellen, Op. 258 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
4.
Die Libelle, Op. 204 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
5.
Danse diabolique by J. "Pepi" Hellmesberger
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 25 Secs. 
6.
Elisen-Polka, Op. 151 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 33 Secs. 
7.
Wiener Blut, Op. 354 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 37 Secs. 
8.
Die Fledermaus: Tik-Tak-Polka, Op. 365 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
9.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 44 Secs. 
10.
Künstlerleben, Op. 316 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 43 Secs. 
11.
Die Schwätzerin, Op. 144 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
12.
Vorwärts, Op. 127 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
13.
Plappermäulchen, Op. 245 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Michael Rot 
14.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/01/2002 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 56 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Die Fledermaus: Overture
Künstlerleben, Op.316
Zivio! - Marsch, Op.456
Die Schwätzerin - polka-mazur Op.144
Vorwärts! - Polka schnell, Op.127
Aquarellen, Op.258
Die Libelle - polka mazur, Op.204 (1867)
Plappermäulchen (Chatterboxes) - polka schnell, Op.245
Danse diabolique
Elisen - Polka française, Op.151
Wiener Blut, Op.354
Tik-Tak - Polka schnell, Op.365
Die Neujahrsansprache/New Year Address
An der schönen blauen Donau, Op.314
Radetzky-Marsch, Op.228

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