01 January 2020 12:40
But then most orchestras are not the Vienna Philharmonic, and most conductors aren't Herbert von Karajan – and when those two titanic forces met for a legendary New Year's Day concert of Strauss works in 1987, every 'oom' and every 'pah-pah' sounded like magic. Listen to Herbert von Karajan's legendary New Year's Concert in Vienna 1987 right now. Herbert von Karajan's Legendary New Year's Concert In Vienna 1987 Since 1939, only a handful of conductors had ever taken the helm of the Vienna New Year's Concerts: first Clemens Kraus, then concertmaster Willi Boskovsky, and then Lorin Maazel. On top of everything else, Karajan's New Year's Concert is an ear-opener for those who are familiar with only the works of the most famous member of the waltz family:- Johann ('Danube') Strauss II. It's been an 80-year tradition for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra to put on a New Year's concert dedicated to the music of the Strauss family, renowned for waltzes including "The Beautiful Blue Danube" and "Radetsky March." On Jan. 1, 2020, Latvian conductor Andris Nelsons, who is the music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, will lead the Austrian orchestra's iconic New Year's program.
Although the Strauss family waltzes are popular in the classical music realm today, the Vienna Philharmonic shied away from playing them for many years. Between 1929 and 1933, he conducted a show of Strauss compositions at the Salzburg Festival, which served as a precursor to the New Year's concert. This year, the orchestra will perform a selection by Ludwig van Beethoven, Josef Hellmesberger Jr., Hans Christian Lumbye, Edward Strauss, Johann Strauss Sr., Johann Strauss Jr., Josef Strauss, and Franz von Suppé. Andris Nelsons conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during a rehearsal for the traditional New Year's concert at the golden hall of Vienna's Musikverein. Andris Nelsons plays the trumpet as he conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during a preview performance of the "New Year's Concert 2020." —Photo by Hans Punz / APA / AFP This will be Nelsons's first year conducting the New Year's concert, but he has been associated with the Vienna Philharmonic since 2010.
The Latvian director Andris nelsons creek, in the rehearsal of the New Year's Concert, on the 27th of December. the tradition of The New Year's Concert is related to the members of the family Strauss, the main dynasty of composers of dance music and operetta viennese NINETEENTH century. Also not be missing music in the small of the Strauss, Eduard, with two compositions that are new in the New Year's Concert and giving a sample of his mastery as a creator of polkas. This year will open the concert with another novelty: the varied overture from the operetta The vagabond, Karl Michael Ziehrer, composer a contemporary and rival of the Strauss, whose music rings in the New Year's Concert sporadically since 1972. And will have a new director Josef Hellmesberger son, who replaced Mahler as conductor of the orchestra in vienna in 1901: their catchy Gavotte.
Will also sound another galop Hans Christian Lumbye, the "Strauss Danish", whose music introduced Jansons in the New Year's Concert in 2012, and after Mehta, in 2015. The other memorial is the anniversary of the Salzburg Festival, the summer residence of the orchestra but also the place where Clemens Krauss created this format as a monographic concert of waltzes, polkas and marches of the family Strauss, in 1929. The waltzes are part of the musically most exquisite New Year's Concert. In reality, the tradition of having these three tips was initiated by Josef Krips, in 1946, and was continued by Clemens Krauss in 1954, although it was Boskovsky who established it, especially after the start of the television broadcasts the New Year Concert, in 1959. One is the greeting of the new year performed by the director with the orchestra before the waltz On the beautiful blue Danube. Another tradition of the concert is the slap measured the public in the March Radetzky, Johann Strauss father, with the ending. But this year, the March Radetzky has been in the news for a information to be revealed in the daily web of the orchestra, on the 12th of December. Since the New Year's Concert it began broadcasting on television in 1959, has always had some scene in a ballet.