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concert The 2020 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert With Andris Nelsons

With Andris Nelsons

The 2020 Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert With Andris Nelsons


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.

The orchestra joins forces with Andris Nelsons in this sparkling 2020 edition, which begins with the triumphant Overture from Ziehrer's operetta The Vagabonds. Next up are dances by Josef, Eduard, and Johann Strauss, Jr., broken up by another famed Overture from von Suppé's Light Cavalry. The dances continue apace, and the concert comes to a close with the two traditional, ever-ebullient encores of the event: Johann Strauss, Jr.'s Blue Danube Waltz and his father, Johann Sr.'s, Radetzky March!

Photo © Terry Linke

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  • Carl Michael Ziehrer, Die Landstreicher (The Vagabonds)
    • Overture
  • Josef Strauss, Liebesgrüße (Greetings of Love), Waltz, Op. 56
  • Josef Strauss, Liechtenstein-Marsch, Op. 36
  • Johann Strauss II, Blumenfest (Flower Festival), Polka, Op. 111
  • Johann Strauss II, Wo die Citronen blüh'n (Where the Lemons Blossom), Waltz, Op. 364
  • Eduard Strauss, Knall und Fall (Without Delay), Fast Polka, Op. 132
  • Franz von Suppé, Light Cavalry
    • Overture
  • Josef Strauss, Cupido, Polka française, Op. 81
  • Johann Strauss II, Seid umschlungen, Millionen (Be Embraced, You Millions), Waltz, Op. 443
  • Eduard Strauss / Wolfgang Dörner, Eisblume (Ice Flower), Polka mazurka, Op. 55 (Arr. W. Dörner)
  • Josef Hellmesberger II, Gavotte
  • Hans Christian Lumbye / Wolfgang Dörner, Postillon Galop, Op. 16/2 (Arr. W. Dörner)
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Twelve Contredanses, WoO 14
  • Johann Strauss II, Freuet euch des Lebens (Enjoy Life), Waltz, Op. 340
  • Johann Strauss II, Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214
  • Josef Strauss, Dynamiden, Waltz, Op. 173
  • Josef Strauss, Im Fluge (In a Trice), Fast Polka, Op. 230
  • 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: 2020
  • Recording date: 01/01/2020
  • Production: © ORF in cooperation with the Vienna Philharmonic. All rights reserved.
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