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The New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic

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Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert 2011 with Franz Welser-Möst

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On January 1, 2011, Franz Welser-Möst takes up the baton for the annual Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert, which in terms of its international coverage represents the largest classical music event in the world.

This year’s concert will once again be broadcast on television and radio to over 70 countries worldwide. Franz Welser-Möst, following in the footsteps of Clemens Krauss, Josef Krips, Willi Boskovsky, Herbert von Karajan and Nikolaus Harnoncourt, becomes the sixth Austrian conductor to stand at the helm of the Vienna Philharmonic on the first day of the New Year.

Franz Welser-Möst conducts the Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert for the first time

In June 2010,  Franz Welser-Möst also conducted the second major annual concert event of the Vienna Philharmonic, the Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn.

In addition to compositions from the rich repertoire of the Strauss Family and its contemporaries, this year’s program includes the Mephisto Waltz No. 1, by Franz Liszt. This composer is being honored on the occasion of his 200th birthday which occurs in 2011.

bonus video : Johann Strauss Sr. “Radetzky March”, the last piece at the New Year’s Concert Vienna 1987, with Herbert Von Karajan conducting the Vienna Philharmonic AND THE AUDIENCE, lol. Enjoy

 

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