Barenboim led the New Year’s concert in Vienna
Viena, January 1, 2014
Daniel Barenboim, pianist and Argentine -Israeli orchestra director, received today a long ovation after finishing the New Year’s concert in Vienna. This was the second time since 2009 that he is chosen by the musicians of the Vienna Philharmonic to play this prestigious concert.
The 74th edition of this famous gala broke a new record, after being broadcasted to 92 countries, with an estimated of 40 to 50 million viewers, something unique for a show of classical music.
As every year, the program was devoted to re-issue the glory of waltzes, polkas, gallops and marches by Johann Strauss father (1804-1849), and his three children, Johann (1825-1899), Joseph (1827-1870) and Edouard (1835-1916).
For the first time resulted in the play of works of Richard Strauss (1864-1949). In the second part of the concert, the orchestra played “Moonlight Music” an excerpt from the opera “Capriccio”.
In the traditional end, the audience enjoyed the most famous waltz, “The Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss Jr., and “Radetzky March.”