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New Year's Concert 2000 / Muti, Wiener Philharmoniker


Release Date: 02/15/2000 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 67323   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Strauss Jr.Johann Strauss Sr.Eduard StraussFranz von Suppé,   ... 
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The New Year's Day Concert for the year 2000 finds the Vienna Philharmonic and Riccardo Muti on sparkling form.

The title Mit Extrapost ('By Special Post') of the final item in the first half of this New Year's Concert might just as readily apply to the remarkable way in which record companies these days get out the finished article within 10 days or so of the actual performance. The only trace of corners being cut is in the absence of track timings. Otherwise the result is perfection itself - a polished presentation of a concert that seemed exhilarating and stylish on television on New Year's Day and does so no less now.

The balance between familiar and unfamiliar in the programme is as well judged as
Read more ever. The latter include a fair homage to various nationalities - to the Greeks in the Hellenen-Polka, the British in the Albion-Polka, the Czechs in Gruss an Prag - to complement the more familiar Persischer-Marsch and Eljen a Magyar! Utterly delightful is another piece that is, surprisingly, receiving its first performance at these concerts - Josef's Marien-Klange Waltz, which confirms the second brother's unique sensitivity and refinement.

Among the more familiar items, Muti also takes the right option in giving the full version of the Wein, Weib und Gesang Waltz, which is too often played with its introduction abridged. Most important of all, the music throughout flows along as naturally and beguilingly as the Danube itself. Nobody who has enjoyed any previous Vienna New Year Concert should be the slightest bit disappointed with this latest release.

-- Andrew Lamb, Gramophone [3/2000]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Eine Nacht in Venedig: Lagunen-Walzer, Op. 411 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2.
Helenen-Polka, Op. 203 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3.
Albion-Polka, Op. 102 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
4.
Liebeslieder, Op. 114 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
5.
Ritter Pázmán: Csárdás by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 52 Secs. 
6.
Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 7 Secs. 
7.
Persischer Marsch, Op. 289 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
8.
Prozess-Polka, Op. 294 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
9.
Eljen a Magyar, Op. 332 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
10.
Der Carneval in Rom: Vom Donaustrande, Op. 356 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
11.
An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 3 Secs. 
12.
Radetzky March, Op. 228 by Johann Strauss Sr.
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
13.
Mit Extrapost, Op. 259 by Eduard Strauss
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
14.
Gruss an Prag, Op. 144 by Eduard Strauss
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
15.
Ein Morgen, ein Mittag und ein Abend in Wien: Overture by Franz von Suppé
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 24 Secs. 
16.
Die Libelle, Op. 204 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
17.
Künstler-Gruss, Op. 274 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 
18.
Marien-Klänge, Op. 214 by Josef Strauss
Conductor:  Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/31/1999 
Venue:  Live  Musikverein, Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Lagunen-Walzer Op. 411
Hellenen-Polka Op. 203
Albion-Polka Op. 102
Liebeslieder-Walzer Op. 114
Csardas from Ritter Passman Op. 441
Mit Extrapost - Polka schnell Op. 259
Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien: Overture
Gruss an Prag - Polka française Op. 114
Wein, Weib und Gesang - Walzer Op. 333
Persischer Marsch Op.289
Die Libelle - Polka mazur Op. 204
Process-Polka Op. 294
Künstler-Gruss - Polka française Op. 274
Marien-Klänge - Walzer Op. 214
Eljen a Magyar - Polka schnell Op. 332
Vom Donaustrande - Polka schnell Op. 356
An der schönen, blauen Donau - Walzer Op.314
Radetzky Marsch Op. 228

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