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Vienna Philharmonic - New Year's Concert 2016 / KDFC: CD of the Week

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Tune in throughout the week and Discover New Music with KDFC: San Francisco - CD of the Week. More to discover. For the Week of January 25 it's the Sony Classical New Year's Concert 2016 recording by the Vienna Philharmonic led by Mariss Jansons.

It's a tradition that has spanned 75 years! The New Year's Day Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic. Each year, the Vienna Philharmonic rings in the New Year with a gala concert that is broadcast to over 90 countries around the world and watched by more than 50 million viewers. The program, per tradition, is made up of a mix of works by members of the Strauss dynasty (particularly from the so-called Waltz King, Johann, Jr.), and their contemporaries. This year's concert, which was conducted by Mariss Jansons, featured 8 works never before heard on the New Year's concert, plus many returning favorites.