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TODAY'S 74th annual Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert is under the baton of Daniel Barenboim

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The 74th annual New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic takes place TODAY!! January 1, 2014, under the baton of Daniel Barenboim in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein. Again this year the concert will be televised in over 80 countries with 16 cameras in use to capture the broadcast images. In the year 2014, the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I will be commemorated. Therefore the Vienna Philharmonic considered it to be essentially relevant to invite peace activist Daniel Barenboim for the New Year's Concert 2014 and to set a corresponding emphasis in the program.