Josef Strauss Music of Spheres, Waltz, op. 235
Prelude to Act III of "Lohengrin"
In Confidence, Polka mazur, op.15
Hesperus' Paths, Waltz, op. 279
Runners Quick Polka, op.237
Styrian Dances op. 165
Where the Lemon Trees Bloom, Waltz, op. 364
Johann Strauss Sr.
Memories of Ernst or The Carnival of Venice, Fantasy, op. 126
Chatterbox, Quick Polka, op. 245
The Blue Danube Waltz, op. 314
Johann Strauss Sr.
Radetzky March, op. 228
As is customary with these broadcasts, Ms. Andrews will travel from her home base in the Musikverein hall itself to visit multiple picturesque
landmarks: a typical Syrian inn (telling of the rural traditions of the heartland of
); The State Hall, the magnificent 18
century central rotunda of the old imperial library, now known as the National Library; and Prince Eugene's beautiful Baroque rural palace,
(where the two ballets in the program take place).
She also interviews Maestro Welser-Most on the celebrations for the milestone anniversaries of the two musical giants of the 19
(1813-1901) – and the pieces chosen to honor them during the evening. It happens that
was a champion of both, and actually played their music before it was heard in the opera house.
has been the Musical Director of the Vienna State Opera having made his debut at the opera house in 1987.
has been music director at The Cleveland Orchestra since 2002. His contract will take him up to the orchestra's centenary in 2018.
and the orchestra work closely together with Carnegie Hall in
, the Musikverein in
and the Lucerne Festival.
Between 1995 and 2002 Franz Welser-Most was the chief conductor at the
Opera House, becoming the general music director in 2008. It was here where he conducted more than 40 premieres, many of which have been released on DVD.
He regularly appears as a guest conductor for the Berlin Philharmonic, Bayerischen Rundfunk's Symphony Orchestra, the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and has also conducted the most prominent orchestras in the
has close ties with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra having led the Summer Night's Concert in 2010 (broadcast on
The Vienna State Ballet is the new name for the Vienna State Opera Ballet and since the name change on
, the company has been directed by
. It provides the ensembles at both the Vienna State Opera and the Vienna Volksoper.
For the first time a British choreographer,
, has assumed that role at the
celebration. Page, who was a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet in
, has been the Scottish Ballet's artistic director for the last ten years.
, Sony Classical will release the live recording exclusively through Arkiv Music and via Amazon.com's CreateSpace's Disc on Demand service as well download through all major digital service providers, followed by a nationwide CD release on
, and DVD and Blu-ray on
is funded by the Irene Diamond Fund, the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Arts Fund,
Vera von Kuffner Eberstadt
, The Starr Foundation, The Agnes Varis Trust, and the Philip and Janice Levin Foundation, public television viewers, and PBS. Exclusive corporate support for the concert is provided by Rolex.
From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2013
is produced by
, and directed by
as producer/writer. For
Richard R. Schilling
are producers; Bill O'Donnell is series producer;
is executive producer.
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