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Vienna Philharmonic

2023 New Year's Concert

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Release Date: January 6, 2023

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1 Eduard Straus - Wer tanzt mit? Polka schnell, op. 251*  
2 Josef Straus - Heldengedichte. Walzer, op. 87*  
3 Johann Straus - Zigeunerbaron-Quadrille. op. 422*  
4 Carl Michael Ziehrer - In lauschiger Nacht. Walzer, op. 488*  
5 Johann Straus - Frisch heran! Polka schnell, op. 386*  
6 Franz von Suppé - Ouvertüre zur komischen Operette Isabella*  
7 Josef Straus - Perlen der Liebe. Walzer, op. 39*  
8 Josef Straus - Angelica-Polka. Polka française, op. 123*  
9 Eduard Straus - Auf und davon. Polka schnell, op. 73*  
10 Josef Straus - Heiterer Muth. Polka française, op. 281*  
11 Josef Straus - For ever. Polka schnell, op. 193*  
12 Josef Straus - Zeisserln. Walzer, op. 114*  
13 Josef Straus - Zeisserln. Walzer, op. 114*  
14 Joseph Hellmesberger - Glocken-Polka und Galopp (aus Excelsior)*  
15 Josef Straus - Allegro fantastique. Orchesterfantasie, Anh. 26b *  
16 Josef Straus - Aquarellen. Walzer, op. 258  
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There are few concerts in the world that are awaited with as much excitement as the New Year’s Concert from Vienna. Under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst, the Vienna Philharmonic welcomed the New Year with a concert in the magnificent Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein.

The concert was broadcast to over 90 countries all round the world, reaching an audience of more than 50 million.

The 2023 New Year’s Concert was conducted for the third time by Austrian conductor Franz Welser-Möst. He had already appeared twice on the podium for the New Year's Concert (2011 and 2013) and one time on the podium of the Summer Night’s Concert (2010). Franz Welser-Möst enjoys a particularly close and productive artistic partnership with the Vienna Philharmonic. He regularly conducts the orchestra in subscription concerts at the Vienna Musikverein, as well as on tours in Europe, Japan, China and the USA.  Welser-Möst and the Vienna Philharmonic have also performed together at historical memorial concerts in Sarajevo and Versailles.

For 20 years, Franz Welser-Möst has shaped an unmistakable sound culture as Musical Director of the Cleveland Orchestra. Under his leadership, the orchestra has been repeatedly praised by international critics for its musical excellence. Through innovative projects and co-operations, young audiences have been continuously approached and consulted and, as a result of these initiatives, the Cleveland Orchestra now has one of the youngest audiences in the USA. Throughout his tenure, he has continued the historical tradition of the Orchestra by having a strong presence of both newly-commissioned works and opera productions within the artistic programming. In addition to orchestral residencies in the USA, Europe and China, he and the Cleveland Orchestra are regular guests at all the major international festivals. Franz Welser-Möst will remain Musical Director of the Cleveland Orchestra until 2027, the longest tenure of any Music Director the orchestra has had.

Franz Welser-Möst has been the recipient of a number of major honours and awards. He is Honorary Member of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, winner of the Vienna Philharmonic's Honorary Ring, and has been awarded the Kilenyi Medal of the Bruckner Society of America as well as the Kennedy Center Gold Medal in the Arts. In 2020, Franz Welser-Möst was awarded the Salzburg Festival Pin with Ruby in and in 2021, he was awarded the Austrian Music Theatre Prize for Elektra at the Salzburg Festival in the “Best Musical Direction” category.

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