New Year’s Eve in Vienna

December 30, 2017, 4:30 pm

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The champagne will flow as Anna Moffo, Thomas Hampson and Jerry Hadley sing Johann Strauss. Simon Keenlyside honors Franz Lehar. Andre Rieu plays the theme from the film The Third Man and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf salutes Vienna, the city of dreams.

Music

Karas:  The Third Man, “The Third Man”
Johann Strauss Orchestra
conducted by Andre Rieu
Recorded in Holland in 1994
PHILLIPS 314 522 933-2

Strauss: Die Fledermaus, “Komm mit mir zum Souper”
Jerry Hadley and Thomas Hampson
The Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera
Conducted by Carlo Rizzi
Recorded in Swansea, Wales in 1992
TELDEC 9031-73283-2

Strauss: Die Fledermaus, “Czardas”
Anna Moffo with the Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Conducted by Oscar Danon
Recorded in Vienna in 1963
SONY 88875032232-06

Lehar: The Merry Widow, “Da geh’ Ich zu Maxim”
Simon Keenlyside with the Tonkunstler Orchester Niederosterreich
Conducted by Alfred Eschwe
Recorded in Vienna in 2007
SONY 88697286002

Korngold: Die Tote Stadt, “Gluck, das mir verblieb”
Richard Tauber and Lotte Lehmann
The Berlin State Opera Orchestra conducted by George Szell
Recorded in Berlin in 1924
MARSTON 54006-2

Sieczynsky: “Wien, du Stadt meiner Traume”
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Conducted by Otto Ackermann
Recorded in London in 1957
EMI 7243 5 67004 2