WIENER PHILHARMONIKER Conducted by NIKOLAUS HARNONCOURT Director’s Cut by BRIAN LARGE
Every New Year, the highlight in the classical music world is the annual concert given by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2003, the honour of conducting this special concert was handed to Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who admits that he was touched to receive this special invitation. Harnoncourt chose to focus the night‘s music on the Straußes - both Johann Sr. and Johann Jr., as well as Josef - and chose pieces that had not been heard at any of the previous New Year‘s concerts. Also included were Brahms‘ Hungarian Dances and Weber‘s Invitation to the Dance.
Works by: JOHANN STRAUSS (Father and Son) JOSEPH STRAUSS JOHANNES BRAHMS CARL MARIA VON WEBER Including: An der schönen blauen Donau Radetzky-Marsch Kaiser-Walzer Lob der Frauen Hungarian Dance no. 5&6 Aufforderung zum Tanze