Famous conductor Daniel Barenboim will be at the Viennese Philharmonic’s desk for the third time for the traditional New Year’s Eve concert, in a collaborative relationship that began in 1956, when he debuted as a pianist for 14 years.
On January 1, 2022, six waltzes and polkas from the Strauss dynasty repertoire will be heard for the first time at the Musikverein in a New Year’s concert.
In Romania, the New Year’s Concert in Vienna will be commented for TVR by musicologist and journalist Cătălin Sava.
Because 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the Unesco World Heritage Convention, ballet moments from around the world are being filmed in World Heritage List buildings.
At the Schönbrunn Palace, members of the Viennese State Ballet will perform the waltz “One Thousand and One Nights” op.364 by Johann Strauss son, choreographed by Martin Schläpfer, the ballet director of the Vienna State Opera, for the first time invited to a New Year’s concert.
A special moment can be seen in the Hofburg Palace, at the winter riding arena of the Spanish Riding School in Vienna, recognized as intangible cultural heritage since 2015. Eight white stallions and their riders will perform on the chords of “Nymphen Polka” op.50 by Josef Strauss.
For the ninth time, director Michael Beyer will coordinate the image of the show, filmed with 17 cameras and televised in over 90 countries around the world, with an estimated audience of approximately 50 million viewers.
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