Riccardo Muti: New Year's Concert 2021 (24/96 FLAC)
Riccardo Muti: New Year’s Concert 2021 (24/96 FLAC)

Orchestra: Wiener Philharmoniker
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Sony
Release: 2021
Size: 1.84 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Franz Von Suppe:
01. Fatinitza-Marsch

Johann Strauss, Jr.:
02. Schallwellen, Walzer, Op. 148
03. Niko-Polka, Op. 228

Josef Strauss:
04. Ohne Sorgen, Polka schnell, Op. 271

Carl Zeller:
05. Grubenlichter-Walzer

Carl Millöcker:
06. In Saus und Braus

Franz Von Suppe:
07. Dichter und Bauer: Ouvertüre

Karel Komzák, Jr.:
08. Bad’ner Mad’ln, Walzer, Op. 257

Josef Strauss:
09. Margherita-Polka, Op. 244

Johann Strauss, Sr.:
10. Venetianer-Galopp, Op. 74

Johann Strauss, Jr.:
11. Frühlingsstimmen, Walzer, Op. 410
12. Im Krapfenwald’l, Polka française, Op. 336
13. Neue Melodien-Quadrille, Op. 254
14. Kaiserwalzer, Op. 437
15. Stürmisch in Lieb’ und Tanz, Polka schnell, Op. 393
16. Furioso-Polka, Op. 260

17. Neujahrsgruß / New Year’s Address / Allocution du Nouvel An

Johann Strauss, Jr.:
18. An der schönen blauen Donau, Walzer, Op. 314

Johann Strauss, Sr.:
19. Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228

The most festive and popular classical music event of the year took on a dark and desolate tone on the first day of 2021. Only the stiff and frozen caryatids attended the traditional New Year’s Concert in the magnificent Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. In normal times, it would have been held in front of a large audience to celebrate Viennese music, as well as the double anniversary of Maestro Riccardo Muti’s eightieth birthday and the famous concert that had first taken place under the direction of Clemens Krauss in 1941.

Fatinitza-Marsch, Schallwellenwalzer, Niko-Polka, Polka Ohne Sorgen (“carefree”), Grubenlichterwalzer, Im Saus und Braus, Bad’ner Mad’Inwalzer: for his sixth New Year’s Concert in Vienna, Muti had chosen a programme whose originality was welcomed. It culminated in a nod to his native country with the dashing Neue Melodien-Quadrille, composed in 1861 by Johann Strauss Jr. to arias from several Italian operas: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Le Trouvère by Verdi, Lucia di Lammermoor and La Fille du Régiment by Donizetti, or La Sonnambula by Bellini.

With his mind fully immersed in his score, Riccardo Muti found it hard to shake off his stern and solemn attitude before giving a smile to his musicians and the music that softened the strange atmosphere of this pandemic era New Year’s Concert.

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