It would seem the fans of the Vienna Philharmonic's annual New Year's Eve concert are in luck as Sony Classical has just announced the scheduled release of their 2016 performance with director Mariss Jansons as an album next week followed by a DVD and Blu-ray release to follow in February. His third New Year's appearance with the famed orchestra is said to contain no less than eight works not previously heard within the framework of a New Year's Concert from Robert Stolz, Carl Michael Ziehrer, Emil Waldteufel as well as various members of the Strauss dynasty.
Zubin Mehta, the Indian Maestro who was chosen as the conductor for the illustrious Vienna New Year’s Concert, hopes that this year's concert music will bring harmony into the world.
The Vienna Philharmonic recently announced that Zubin Mehta will conduct the next New Year's Concert in 2015.
It is one of Vienna's proudest traditions, the New Year's concert with the Vienna Philharmonic, televised all over the world. And the question the Viennese and others all ask as the date nears is, which conductor will be honored by being given this most glittering of gigs this year? Well, as 2013 gives way to 2014, Daniel Barenboim will be leading the waltzes in that musical city. But there are other lovely new year's concerts as well, led by other distinguished maestri. Here's your guide to some of the best!
Clemens Hellsberg, the Vienna Philharmonic's president and first violinist, has broken his elbow and will miss the annual New Year's Concert on Wednesday.
The Vienna Philharmonic has revoked awards bestowed upon six Nazis, news agencies, including Reuters, are reporting. This will be seen as a big step in the orchestra's coming to terms with a dark chapter in its past.
Vienna Philharmonic horn player Josef Reif said his horn was stolen during a post-concert night on the town, arts commentator Norman Lebrecht reported in ArtsJournal.com.
Sony Classical will issue a recording of the 2014 New Year's Day concert from the Vienna Philharmonic--conducted this year by Daniel Barenboim. Gramophone reports that Sony plans the release for January 13, 2014.
There are some, very rare, instances where a recording of a work is so special as to generally be considered--well, definitive is probably the wrong word, as any masterpiece is open to so many interpretations, but at least they are unlikely to be unsurpassed.