Saturday, December 31, 2011

Vienna New Year's Concert: A Collection

The New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic (German: Das Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker) is a concert of classical music that takes place each year in the morning of January 1 in Vienna, Austria. It is broadcast around the world to an estimated audience of 50 million in 72 countries (as of 2010). The music always includes pieces from the Strauss family—Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Josef Strauss and Eduard Strauss—with occasional additional music from other mostly Austrian composers. - Wikipedia


Here's the Spotify playlist: Vienna New Year's Concert: A Collection (513 tracks, total time: 46 hours) Ctrl (CMD)+G to browse in album view. It features all recordings of the New Year's Concert available on Spotify: 1941 & 1952-54 (Clemens Krauss), 1979 (Willi Boskovsky), 1987 (Karajan), 1989 & 1992 (Carlos Kleiber, if you had to own only one Strauss family album, the 1992 concert would be a safe choice), and everything from 1996 to 2011, sorted in reverse chronological order. I also included four highlight compilations at the end of the playlist.

Happy New Year, and look forward to add the 2012 concert soon.


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