Daniel Barenboim & Wiener Philharmoniker – New Year’s Concert 2014 / Neujahrskonzert 2014 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Daniel Barenboim & Wiener Philharmoniker – New Year’s Concert 2014 / Neujahrskonzert 2014 (2014)
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Daniel Barenboim conducted the Vienna Philharmonic in the 2014 News Year’s Concert, an annual celebration that showcases classics by the venerable Strauss family and the light music of other composers. True to tradition, this concert offers selections by Johann Strauss I, his sons Johann Strauss II, Eduard Strauss, and Josef Strauss, as well as the unrelated Richard Strauss, Joseph Hellmesberger, Joseph Lanner, and for the first time on a New Year’s concert, the French composer Léo Delibes. However, this is not a completely familiar program, because Barenboim has chosen pieces that are mostly unfamiliar to audiences outside Austria. Except for the universally known Strauss classics (Tales from the Vienna Woods, On the Beautiful Blue Danube, and the Radetzky March), as well as the Pizzicato from Delibes’ ballet Sylvia and the Mondscheinmusik excerpted from Richard Strauss’ opera Capriccio, the selections are primarily standards among the Viennese, who regard them as their birthright, and they are seldom heard in the west. Barenboim and the Vienna Philharmonic play with high energy and spontaneity, and the fun atmosphere of the evening comes across in these glittering and buoyant performances.

01. Helenen-Quadrille, Op. 14
02. Friedenspalmen, Walzer, Op. 207
03. Carolinen-Galopp, Op. 21a
04. Egyptischer Marsch, Op. 335
05. Seid umschlungen, Millionen, Walzer, Op. 443
06. Stürmisch in Lieb’ und Tanz, Polka schnell, Op. 393
07. Waldmeister: Ouvertüre
08. Klipp-Klapp, Galopp, Op. 466
09. G’schichten aus dem Wiener Wald, Walzer, Op. 325
10. Vielliebchen, Polka francaise, Op. 1
11. Bouquet-Polka, Polka schnell, Op. 188
12. Capriccio: Mondscheinmusik
13. Die Romantiker, Walzer, Op. 167
14. Neckerei, Polka mazur, Op. 262
15. Schabernack-Polka, Polka schnell, Op. 98
16. Sylvia: Pizzicati
17. Geheime Anziehungskräfte (Dynamiden), Walzer, Op. 173
18. Ohne Sorgen! Polka schnell, Op. 271
19. Carrière-Polka, Polka schnell, Op. 200
20. Neujahrsgruß / New Year’s Address / Allocution du Nouvel An
21. An der schönen, blauen Donau, Walzer, Op. 314
22. Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228

Daniel Barenboim (conductor)
Wiener Philharmoniker