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The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, under conductor Semyon Bychkov, performs music from Bizet, Berlioz, Poulenc, Ravel, Offenbach and Johann Strauss Junior.

Katie Derham introduces this year's traditional spectacular concert from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the gardens of Schonbrunn Palace. There's a distinctly French flavour to the evening with music from Bizet, Berlioz, Poulenc and Ravel, and a special appearance from the world-renowned French piano duo the Labeque sisters. The concert is conducted for the first time by Semyon Bychkov who, though Russian-born, is an honorary Frenchman on account of his being married to Marielle Labeque.

This year's concert features such musical favourites as Ravel's exuberant Bolero and his ravishing Daphnis and Chloe. There is also a chance to dance along to the can-can from Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld plus, of course, the traditional end to the concert, Johann Strauss Junior's romantic waltz Wiener Blut. It wouldn't be a summer's night in Vienna without it!

1 hour, 25 minutes

Last on

Fri 24 Jun 2016 00:45

Music Played

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

  • Georges Bizet

    Farandole aus L'arelesienne Suite No 2

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
  • Hector Berlioz

    Rakoczy-Marsch aus Fausts Verdammnis Op 24

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
  • Francis Poulenc

    Konzert for Zwei Klaviere Und Orchester

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov. Performer: Katia & Marielle Labèque.
  • Camille Saint‐Saëns

    Carnival of the Animals

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Semyon Bychkov.
  • Maurice Ravel

    Daphne and Chloe Suite No 2

    Orchestrator: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.
  • Hans Christian Lumbye

    Copenhagen Steam Railway Gallop

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

    Viennese Blood

    Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic. Conductor: Zubin Mehta.

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Katie Derham
Director Henning Kasten
Conductor Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Musician Katia Labeque
Musician Marielle Labeque

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