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Vienna Philharmonic - New Years Concert 2022, led by Daniel Barenboim is the WFMT: Featured New Release

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The Vienna Philharmonic - New Years Concert 2022, conducted by Daniel Barenboim on January 1st 2022, in the Golden Hall of Vienna's Musikverein was broadcast to over 90 countries all over the world and watched by more than 50 million viewers on TV. The TV broadcast gained a market share of 60% in its home country Austria – the highest share since 2014 - with 1,16 million viewers

The program included works by members of the Strauß dynasty (Johann Strauß I and II as well as Josef Strauß) including 6 premieres of works not previously heard at a New Year’s Concert. Here's some commentary on this year's concert

"Artistically excellent. A concert that will go down in the annals in many respects" (Kurier)
"Sound picture of the luxury class" (Wiener Zeitung)
“The orchestra let the corks pop" (Die Zeit)
The musicians "pulled out all the stops in their art of sound seduction (Kronen Zeitung)
"Daniel Barenboim unfolds his world-famous strengths" (Der Standard)
"Daniel Barenboim and the Viennese offered musically just about everything that distinguishes this conductor and this orchestra" (Kurier)

WFMT: Chicago writes……There are few concerts in the world that are awaited with as much excitement as the New Year’s Concert from Vienna. For 2022, the Vienna Philharmonic ushered in the New Year with a concert conducted by Daniel Barenboim for the third time at 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 album has been chosen as the WFMT: Featured New Release for January 13, 2022.   SEE THE PAGE

Here's the program

Josef Strauss - Phönix-Marsch, Op.

Johann Strauss, Jr. - Phönix-Schwingen, Walzer, Op. 125

Josef Strauss - Die Sirene, Polka, mazur, Op. 248

Joseph Hellmesberger Jr. - Kleiner Anzeiger, Galopp, Op. 4

Johann Strauss, Jr. – Morgenblätter, Walzer, Op. 279

Eduard Strauss - Kleine Chronik, schnell, Op. 128

Johann Strauss, Jr. - Die Fledermaus Overtu¨re

Johann Strauss, Jr. - Champagner-Polka Op. 211

Carl Michael Ziehrer - Nachtschwärmer, Walzer, Op. 466

It has been announced that the New Year’s Concert 2023 will be conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.