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New Year's Concert 2012 / Mariss Jansons, Vienna Philharmonic


Release Date: 02/07/2012 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 191481  
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.Carl Michael ZiehrerJosef StraussJ. "Pepi" Hellmesberger,   ... 
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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The annual New Year's Day Concert in Vienna has been an exalted tradition for more than seven decades, and the resulting recordings with works from the Strauss dynasty and their contemporaries are among the classical world's most important releases. This new collaboration between the Vienna Philharmonic and Sony Classical revives a fine tradition – the legendary New Year’s Concerts conducted by Herbert von Karajan (1987) and Carlos Kleiber (1989 and 1992) appeared on the Sony Classical label.

The line of New Year’s Concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic goes back to 1939. The program traditionally focuses on waltzes and polkas
Read more by the Strauss family (Johann father and son as well as Josef and Eduard Strauss), and includes works by other composers of that era. In 1959 it was broadcast live on television for the first time. The list of conductors who have led the Vienna Philharmonic at the New Year’s Concert reads like a who’s who of maestros.

In 2012 the program is once again a skilful blend of well-known classics and works that have never been recorded or are rarely heard. This time the New Year’s Concert premieres are Johann Strauss the Younger’s Rathaus Ball Tänze, Entweder – oder! Polka, Vaterländischer Marsch, Tchaikovsky’s Panorama and waltz from Sleeping Beauty, and the Copenhagen Steam Railway Gallop by Hans Christian Lumbye. As always the concert is bound to end with two traditional encores – the famous waltz The Blue Danube and the Radetzky March.

Ever since their first concert together in April 1992, Mariss Jansons has belonged to the circle of conductors with whom the Vienna Philharmonic feels a special bond. The invitation to conduct the 2012 New Year's Concert marks the approaching 20th anniversary of this collaboration, which since its onset has been characterized by mutual artistic and personal understanding as well as great respect. The conductor himself has declared his passion for the music of the Strauss family and the event itself: “It is something quite special: a wonderful opportunity to listen to this music and get to know it. This atmosphere, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Golden Hall of the Musikverein – all that adds up to a long and wonderful tradition resulting in fantastic, very specific music.”
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Works on This Recording

1. Vaterländischer Marsch by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Vienna, Austria 
2. Rathausball-Tänze, Op. 438 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Vienna, Austria 
3. Der lustige Krieg: Entweder-oder, Op. 403 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Vienna, Austria 
4. Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
5. Wiener Bürger, Op. 419 by Carl Michael Ziehrer
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Vienna, Austria 
6. Albion-Polka, Op. 102 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Vienna, Austria 
7. Jokey-Polka, Op. 278 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
8. Danse diabolique by J. "Pepi" Hellmesberger
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
9. Künstler-Gruss, Op. 274 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
10. Freut euch des Lebens, Op. 340 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
11. Sperl-Galop, Op. 42 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Austria 
12. Copenhagen Steam Railway Galop (Københavns Jernb by Hans Christian Lumbye
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1847 
13. Feuerfest, Op. 269 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
14. Carmen-quadrille, Op. 134 by Eduard Strauss
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Vienna, Austria 
15. Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a: Panorama by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Russia 
16. Sleeping Beauty Suite, Op. 66a: Waltz by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Russia 
17. Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
18. Persischer Marsch, Op. 289 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
19. Brennende Liebe, Op. 129 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Vienna, Austria 
20. Delirien, Op. 212 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
21. Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
22. Die Fledermaus: Tik-Tak-Polka, Op. 365 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874 
23. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
24. Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 

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