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Petroc Trelawny presents live from Vienna's Musikverein as Zubin Mehta conducts the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the fifth time in their traditional start to the new year.

Petroc Trelawny presents live from the Musikverein in the heart of Vienna, as Zubin Mehta returns to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for the fifth time in their traditional start to the new year. The orchestra performs the Strauss family's traditional and hugely popular waltzes, polkas and marches, culminating in the perennial favourites By the Beautiful Blue Danube and the Radetzky March.

Featuring performances from the Vienna State Ballet at the Vienna University, which celebrates its 650th anniversary. There are also images shown throughout the concert, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Vienna University of Technology, where both Johann Strauss senior and junior were students.

1 hour, 35 minutes

Last on

New Year's Day 2015 11:15

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Franz von Suppé

    Ouv. Ein Morgen, ein Mittag, ein Abend in Wien

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Märchen aus dem Orient. Walzer, op. 444

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Josef Strauss

    Wiener Leben. Polka francaise, op. 218

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Eduard Strauss

    Wo man lacht und lebt. Polka schnell, op. 108

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Josef Strauss

    Dorfschwalben aus Österreich. Walzer, op. 164

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Vom Donaustrande. Polka schnell, op. 356

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Perpetuum mobile. Musikalischer Scherz, op. 257

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Accelerationen. Walzer, op.234

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Elektro-magnetische Polka, op. 110

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Eduard Strauss

    Mit Dampf. Polka schnell, op. 70

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Johann Strauss II

    An der Elbe. Walzer, op. 477

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Hans Christian Lumbye

    Champagner-Galopp, op. 14

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Studenten-Polka. Polka francaise, op. 263

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Freiheits-Marsch, op. 226

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Annen-Polka, op. 117

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Johann Strauss II

    Wein, Weib und Gesang. Walzer, op. 333

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.
  • Eduard Strauss

    Mit Chic. Polka schnell, op. 221

    Conductor: Zubin Mehta. Orchestra: The Vienna Philharmonic Rock Orchestra.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Petroc Trelawny
Conductor Zubin Mehta
Orchestra Vienna Philharmonic
Performer Vienna State Ballet
Director Michael Beyer
Producer Charlotte Gazzard

Broadcast

  • New Year's Day 2015 11:15

BBC Radio 3 coverage

BBC Radio 3 coverage

The concert at the Musikverein Large Hall is also broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

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