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Riccardo Muti & Wiener Philharmoniker - New Year's Concert 2021 makes WQXR's Latest - Greatest: Best Albums of February 2021

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WQXR writes.....Hundreds of new classical recordings, each spectacular in its own way, have already been released in 2021. This month on Latest / Greatest, host Zev Kane shares his January favorites, featuring a look back at the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Day Concert, a buoyant account of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Clarinet Quintet, and an exquisite performance of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition that will make you feel like you're face to face with the paintings themselves! Hear all of these recordings and more on Latest / Greatest, Monday night (Feb. 15) at 10 pm. 

Sony Classical. A truly unforgettable New Year's Concert 2021, conducted by Riccardo Muti, in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. Because of the pandemic the concert on Jan 1st 2021 had to take place without an in-hall audience. Through a special campaign there was interactive live applause from home by approximately 7000 people who had registered online worldwide and whose photos appeared on the screen. The TV broadcast gained a market share of 54% in its home country Austria with 1,2 million viewers.