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New Year In Vienna 1988 & 1991 / Claudio Abbado, Vienna Philharmonic


Release Date: 12/17/2010 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 437687  
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.Josef StraussJohann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

This represents as successful an advert as I have heard for capturing the New Year's Day concerts on disc. One really does get the feel of the occasion, with generous applause and cheers between pieces but audience participation never— well, hardly ever—allowed to interfere with the music itself. There are the fun items which mean so much to the enjoyment of this occasion, but only at one point (and I will not spoil enjoyment by revealing when) is it taken to excess, and then to considerable effect. In between, the more serious music-making is most agreeably done.

-- Gramophone [7/1988, reviewing the 1988 New Year's Concert]

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Read more /> ...As is typical with these concerts, the most rewarding performances involve the least familiar items. The Seufzer (“Sighs”) Gallop, for instance, rivets the viewer with its many sparkling filigrees and Abbado’s careful layering of dynamics, the precision of wind attacks contrasting with the slapstick of the orchestra’s vocal sighs near the end. The overture to Waldmeister, the next to last of Johann Jr.’s 16 stage works, offers a fascinating glimpse into a score otherwise never heard. Similar observations could be drawn from almost any moment of this most lively and detailed of all the New Year’s concerts we now can go back and access. The frantic pace of the opening of Eduard Strauss’s Carmen Quadrille pays dividends as the medley lurches back and forth among famous quotations from the opera, sometimes shoehorned into unfamiliar meters, but always relishing stylistic contrasts, snarky homage to an operatic war-horse.

...The Kaiser-Walzer has never radiated so much virtuosic spontaneity, dynamic range, dizzying detail, and hidden symphonic scope. And the refusal to condescend lends the mandatory encores (Blue Danube and the Radetzky March) a joy and even dignity that transcends the rather high norm of this series.

-- Christopher Williams, FANFARE [5/2008, reviewing the 1991 New Year's Concert on DVD]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Freut euch des Lebens, Op. 340 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
2.
Auf Ferienreisen, Op. 133 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
3.
Brennende Liebe, Op. 129 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
4.
Cagliostro in Wien: Auf der Jagd Polka, Op. 373 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
5.
Wo die Zitronen blühn, Op. 364 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
6.
Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Musikalischer Scherz" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
7.
Im Fluge, Op. 230 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
8.
Seid umschlungen, Millionen, Op. 443 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
9.
Die tanzende Muse, Op. 266 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1991 
10.
Das Spitzentuch der Königin: Stürmisch in Lieb und Tanz, Op. 393 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1991 
11.
Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1991 
12.
Fürstin Ninetta: Neue Pizzicato-Polka, Op. 449 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
13.
Prinz Methusalem: Banditen-Galopp, Op. 378 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
14.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1991 
15.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1991 

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