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New Year's Day Concerts
Year: 2005
Run-Time: 3 x 154 min.


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New Year's Day Concerts

Neujahrskonzert

For decades, the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra has given a live concert on New Year's Day, playing predominantly compositions by the splendid Strauss family. It has become a tradition in 60 countries all over the world to welcome the New Year with the music from the Musikverein in Vienna. The orchestra is world famous, partly because of its many international tours. Conducted by Clemens Krauss, Willi Boskovsky, Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado and Carlos Kleiber, Riccardo Muti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel, Mariss Jansons, Zubin Mehta and Georges Prętre the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra was the first to play inimitable Viennese waltzes, polkas and marches in classical concerts, they have now become a yearly tradition. The concert takes place in the famous «Golden Hall» of the Musikverein. The Vienna State Opera Ballet dances to some of the pieces in the most beautiful Palais of Vienna. In the break of the concert, picturesque scenes from Austria are shown, accompanied by lovely stories about the Viennese music and traditions.
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