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concert The 2018 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert With Riccardo Muti

With Riccardo Muti

The 2018 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert With Riccardo Muti


One of the most anticipated events of the classical calendar, the Vienna Philharmonic’s exquisite New Year’s Concert brings the musicians of the prestigious orchestra together under the baton of a different influential conductor each year. Centered around a wide variety of dances in the Viennese style—especially the world-famous waltzes of the Strauss family—every edition brims with stately serenity and a hint of mischief, the perfect way to begin your New Year in music.

In 2018, the excellent Riccardo Muti was invited to lead the New Year's Concert for the fifth time (to be followed by a sixth in 2021). The ensemble gets the festivities underway with the grandiose Entrance March from Johann Strauss, Jr.'s The Gypsy Baron, before continuing with a superb selection of waltzes and polkas, as well as the Overture from Franz von Suppé's Boccaccio and a gavotte by Hungarian composer Alphons Czibulka. The orchestra brings the concert to a spectacular close with their time-tested encores, the "Blue Danube" Waltz by Johann Strauss, Jr., and his father's Radetzsky March.

Photo © Filip Waldmann

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  • Johann Strauss II, Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron)
    • March
  • Josef Strauss, Wiener Fresken (Viennese Frescos), Waltz, Op. 249
  • Johann Strauss II, Brautschau (Bride Shopping), Polka, Op. 417
  • Johann Strauss II, Leichtes Blut (Light of Heart), Fast Polka, Op. 319
  • Johann Strauss I, Marienwalzer (Maria Waltz), Op. 212
  • Johann Strauss I, Wilhelm Tell-Galopp, Op. 29b
  • Franz von Suppé, Boccaccio
    • Overture
  • Johann Strauss II, Myrthenblüten (Myrtle Blossoms), Waltz, Op. 395
  • Alphons Czibulka, Stephanie Gavotte, Op. 312
  • Johann Strauss II, Freikugeln (Magic Bullets), Fast Polka, Op. 326
  • Johann Strauss II, G'schichten aus dem Wienerwald (Tales from the Vienna Woods), Walz, Op. 325
  • Johann Strauss II, Fest-Marsch (Festival March), Op. 452
  • Johann Strauss II, Stadt und Land (Town and Country), Polka Mazurka, Op. 322
  • Johann Strauss II, Un ballo in maschera (Masked Ball), Quadrille, Op. 272
  • Johann Strauss II, Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South), Waltz, Op. 388
  • Josef Strauss, Eingesendet (Letters to the Editor), Fast Polka, Op. 240
  • Johann Strauss II, Unter Donner und Blitz, Fast Polka, Op. 324
  • Johann Strauss II, An der schönen blauen Donau (The Blue Danube), Waltz, Op. 314
  • Johann Strauss I, Radetzky March, Op. 228


  • Venue: Wiener Musikverein (Vienna, Austria)
  • Production date: 2018
  • Recording date: 01/01/2018
  • Production: © ORF in cooperation with the Vienna Philharmonic. All rights reserved.
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