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New Year's Concert Vienna 1987 / Karajan, Vienna Philharmonic

Karajan / Battle / Vpo
Release Date: 12/08/1998 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 45985  
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.Josef StraussJohann Strauss Sr.
Performer:  Kathleen Battle
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording of Karajan's 1987 New Year's Day Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic and the ballet of the Vienna State Opera at the Großer Musikvereinsaal in Vienna features the music of Josef Strauss and Johann Strauss, Jr. With an emphasis on the polka music of these celebrated composers, this exciting concert features acclaimed soprano diva Kathleen Battle performing "Frühlingsstimmen, Op.410", a waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr.

"Karajan, ageing and visibly in pain from his back, made a great effort for an occasion that meant a lot to him, as a 'native son'. One feels that the Vienna players are nervous of him, but during his beloved Zigeunerbaron Overture a smile lightens that crocodilian
Read more countenance, and lingers throughout a luminous Spharen-Klange...the customary kitschy TV intrusions are few - the Riding School's white stallions (at Karajan's insistence) and, in a masterful Kaiser-Walzer, the Opera Ballet beneath the Belvedere's chandeliers. Battle delivers a graceful Fruhlingsstimmen, and Karajan plays along graciously with the customary detonation Unter Donner und Blitz. After a superb Blauen Donau, he even directs the happy-clappy audience in the Radetzky-Marsch - a genial end to a poignant concert." - Michael Scott Rohan, GRAMOPHONE

HERBERT VON KARAJAN, Conductor KATHLEEN BATTLE, Soprano VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

Der Zigeunerbaron Ouvertüre JOHANN STRAUSS, JR. (1825-1899) 7:40 Sphärenklänge, Op. 235 - Walzer JOSEF STRAUSS (1827-1870) 9:08 Annen Polka Op. 117 - Polka francaise JOHANN STRAUSS, JR. (1825-1899) 3:59 Delirien-Walzer, Op. 212 JOSEF STRAUSS (1827-1870) 9:08 Die Fledermaus Ouvertüre JOHANN STRAUSS, JR. (1825-1899) 8:32 Beliebte Annen-Polka, Op. 137 - Polka francaise JOHANN STRAUSS, SR. (1804-1849) 3:03 Vergnügungszug, Op. 281 - Polka schnell JOHANN STRAUSS, JR. (1825-1899) 2:39 Pizzicato Polka JOSEF STRAUSS (1827-1870) 2:43 Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 43 JOHANN STRAUSS, JR. (1825-1899) 11:21 Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257 - Musikalischer Scherz JOHANN STRAUSS, JR. (1825-1899) 2:46 Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 - Polka schnell JOHANN STRAUSS, JR. (1825-1899) 3:14 Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 - Walzer JOHANN STRAUSS, JR. (1825-1899) 8:10 Ohne Sorgen, Op. 271 - Polka schnell JOSEF STRAUSS (1827-1870) 1:42 An der Schönen, Blauen Donau, Op. 314 - Walzer JOHANN STRAUSS, JR. (1825-1899) 10:06 Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228 JOHANN STRAUSS, SR. (1804-1849) 3:09
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Works on This Recording

1.
Der Zigeunerbaron: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sphären-Klänge, Op. 235 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Annen-Polka, Op. 117 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Delirien, Op. 212 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Die Fledermaus: Overture by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Beliebte Annen Polka, Op. 137 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Austria 
7.
Vergnügungszug Polka, Op. 281 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1864; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Pizzicato Polka by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Perpetuum mobile, Op. 257 "Musikalischer Scherz" by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Unter Donner und Blitz, Op. 324 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Frühlingsstimmen, Op. 410 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1883; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Ohne Sorgen, Op. 271 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
14.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 

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