Running Time: 149 min
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.0, DTS 5.0
Menu Languages NTSC: GB
Usually despatched in 2 - 3 working days.
Director’s Cut by Brian Large
Every New Year, the highlight in the classical music world is the annual concert given by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2003, the honour of conducting this special concert was handed to Nikolaus Harnoncourt, who admits that he was touched to receive this special invitation. Harnoncourt chose to focus the night‘s music on the Straußes - both Johann Sr. and Johann Jr., as well as Josef - and chose pieces that had not been heard at any of the previous New Year‘s concerts. Also included were Brahms‘ Hungarian Dances and Weber‘s Invitation to the Dance.
Pictures of the Hellbrunn Palace with the Trick Fountains
Soloists of the Vienna Opera Ballet in the Vienna Volksgarten gardens in front of the Theseus-Temple
Chinese Chambers at Schonbrunn Palace
St Petersburg Kirov Ballet at Eggenberg Palace near Graz
Impressions from the beautiful blue Danube and Vienna
Click on any of the works listed above for alternative recordings.