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New Year's Concert 2002 / Seiji Ozawa, Vienna Philharmonic

Strauss / Wiener Philharmoniker / Ozawa
Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Arthaus Musik   Catalog #: 107189  
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.Josef StraussJohann Strauss Sr.J. "Pepi" Hellmesberger
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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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
reviewing this concert on CD, Philips 468999

Recorded live at the Musikverein Wien, New Year’s Day 2002

Bonus:
- Seiji Ozawa Picture Gallery
- Vienna Opera Ballet
- Spanish Riding School of Vienna
- Dance of the Machines
- Vienna 2002 – Art & Delights

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.0 / DTS 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 109 mins (concert) + 32 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
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Works on This Recording

1. 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. 
2. Carnevals-Botschafter, Op. 270 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Vienna, Austria 
3. 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. 
4. 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. 
5. Beliebte Annen Polka, Op. 137 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Austria 
6. 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. 
7. 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. 
8. Arm in Arm, Op. 215 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
9. 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. 
10. 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. 
11. 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. 
12. Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Musikalischer Scherz" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
13. 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. 
14. 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. 
15. 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. 
16. 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. 
17. Im Fluge, Op. 230 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
18. 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. 
19. 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. 

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