It has long been a Philharmonic tradition at the New Year to present a program consisting of the lively and at the same time nostalgic music from the vast repertoire of the Johann Strauss family and its contemporaries. These concerts not only delight the audiences in the Musikverein in Vienna, but also enjoy great international popularity through the world wide television broadcasts, which now reach over 50 countries.
For the first time in 2002 the concert was conducted by Seiji Ozawa and the light-hearted nature of the event finds this always engaging conductor at his most impishly playful.
BONUS: Seiji Ozawa Picture Gallery / Vienna Opera Ballet / Spanish Riding School of Vienna / Dance of the machines / Vienna 2002 - Art & Delights
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.0, DTS 5.0
Picture Format: 16:9
DVD Format: DVD 9, NTSC
Running Time: 109 mins + 34 mins (Bonus)
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