Happy Viennese New Year!

While waiting for the annual TV broadcast of the Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert, conducted this year by Daniel Barenboim (this year will be Julie Andrews’ first year hosting the North American broadcast, taking over from Walter Cronkite), here are some Johann Strauss pieces on YouTube.

A 1932 performance of “The Blue Danube” by the Orchestra of the Berlin State Opera under the great conductor Erich Kleiber.

And the overture to Die Fledermaus, conducted by Erich Kleiber’s equally talented son, Carlos.

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