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A Viennese Whirl

Ken Bruce presents a 'Viennese Whirl' from the Watford Colosseum, with an evening devoted to the music of Vienna - once known as the European capital of classical music.

Ken Bruce presents a 'Viennese Whirl' from the Watford Colosseum. An evening devoted to the music of Vienna featuring works from the pens of no less than three Strauss', Franz Lehar, Franz Von Suppé and Karl Millöcker to name just a few. The BBC Concert Orchestra, under the baton of its Principal Guest Conductor Austrian Johannes Wildner, are joined by the soprano Rebecca Bottone as they take a musical journey through Austria's beautiful city Vienna - once known as the European capital of classical music.

In tonight's interval, Tom Sandars explores how the city came to be the hub of European classical music and why performers feel Viennese music still has such power.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Music Played

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner

    Friday Night Is Music Night

    (Williams)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner

    Thunder and Lightning Polka

    (J Strauss II)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner

    Overture – Die Fledermaus

    (J Strauss II)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner

    Gold and Silver Waltz

    (F Lehar)

  • Rebecca Bottone

    Vilia (From The Merry Widow)

    (F Lehar) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner)

  • Rebecca Bottone

    Roses In Tyrol (From The Bird Handler)

    (C Zeller) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner

    Tritsch Tratsch Polka

    (J Strauss II)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner

    Overture – Morning Noon and Night In Vienna

    (F von Suppe)

  • Rebecca Bottone

    Voices of Spring

    (J Strauss II) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner

    Overture – Light Cavalry

    (F von Suppe)

  • Rebecca Bottone

    Don't Be Cross

    (C Zeller) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner)

  • Rebecca Bottone

    I Give My Heart

    (K Millocker) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner

    The Train Galop

    (E Strauss)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner

    Pizzicato Polka

    (J Strauss)

  • Rebecca Bottone

    Why Did You Kiss My Heart Awake

    (F Lehar) (Ft. BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner

    Blue Danube Waltz

    (J Strauss II)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner

    Radetsky March

    (J Strauss)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra/Johannes Wildner

    Friday Night Is Music Night

    (Williams)

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