A New Year's Tradition: Marsch Radetsky by Johann Strauss

>> Sunday, January 3, 2010


If you're ever in Vienna for New Year's you will want to have tickets for the Annual New Year's Concert given by the Vienna Philharmonic. But if you want tickets you'll need to put your name on the list years in advance, and even then there is no guarantee that you'll get them. Fortunately it is televised world-over so those of us who can't travel as far as Vienna and/or who aren't fortunate enough to get tickets, can still enjoy it.

The Viennese are known for their staunch and stayed traditions and at New Year's it's no different. Although from year-to-year the concert program will vary, there will always be certain pieces that will remain on the program - the Blue Danube Waltz being one and the other the Radetsky March. This particular film clip is from the 2009 concert featuring Daniel Barenboim conducting the Vienna Philharmonic.


2 comments:

rallentanda January 3, 2010 at 9:21 PM  

I was very disappointed this year.Don't know who the conductor
was but he looked as if he was about to keel over.I don't think he knew where he was(literally) for a few bars here and there.

Lynette January 5, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

How disappointing. Steph and I most generally watch the New Year's concert on PBS every year, but we didn't see it this year because we we've gotten rid of our television. (One of the best things we've ever done!)

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