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concert The 2019 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert With Christian Thielemann

With Christian Thielemann

The 2019 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert With Christian Thielemann


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 2019, preeminent German conductor Christian Thielemann was chosen to lead the annual celebration in Vienna. The concert begins with the spirited Schönfeld-Marsch, a classic military march in the Austrian style by Carl Michael Ziehrer—perhaps the chief rival of Eduard Strauss and Johann Strauss, Jr., during their lifetimes. Over a century later, thankfully, their styles complement each other beautifully as the orchestra continues with dances by the Strauss family and Josef Hellmesberger, himself an early 20th-century principal conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Photo © Terry Linke


  • Carl Michael Ziehrer, Schönfeld-Marsch, Op. 422
  • Josef Strauss, Transactionen (Transactions), Walz, Op. 184
  • Josef Hellmesberger II, Elfenreigen (Dance of the Elves), WoO
  • Johann Strauss II, Express, Fast Polka, Op. 311
  • Johann Strauss II, Nordseebilder (North Sea Pictures), Walz, Op. 390
  • Eduard Strauss, Mit Extrapost (Special Delivery), Fast Polka, Op. 259
  • Johann Strauss II, Der Zigeunerbaron (The Gypsy Baron)
    • Overture
  • Josef Strauss, Die Tänzerin (The Dancer), Polka française, Op. 227
  • Johann Strauss II, Künstlerleben, Waltz, Op. 316
  • Johann Strauss II, Die Bajadere (The Bayadere), Fast Polka, Op. 351
  • Eduard Strauss, Opern-Soiree (Opera Soirée), Polka française, Op. 162
  • Johann Strauss II, Eva-Walzer (Eva Waltz), on Themes from "Ritter Pásmán"
  • Johann Strauss II, Ritter Pázmán (Knight Pazman), Op. 441
    • Csárdás (Hungarian folk dance)
  • Johann Strauss II, Egyptischer Marsch (Egyptian March), Op. 335
  • Josef Hellmesberger II, Entr'acte Valse
  • Johann Strauss II, Lob der Frauen (In Praise of Women), Polka mazur, Op. 315
  • Josef Strauss, Sphärenklänge (Harmony of the Spheres), Waltz, Op. 235
  • Johann Strauss II, Im Sturmschritt (Polka schnell), Op.348
  • 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: 2019
  • Recording date: 01/01/2019
  • Production: © ORF in cooperation with the Vienna Philharmonic. All rights reserved.
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