Riccardo Muti & Wiener Philharmoniker – Neujahrskonzert 2021/New Year’s Concert 2021 (2021)
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The 2021 Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert takes place on January 1, 2021, under the baton of Riccardo Muti in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. After 1993, 1997, 2000, 2004, and 2018, this year’s concert will mark the 6th time that Riccardo Muti, whose close musical partnership with the Vienna Philharmonic has now extended nearly 50 years, conducts this prestigious concert event.
The 2021 New Year’s Concert will be broadcast in over 90 countries and followed by millions of television viewers around the world. The 2021 New Year’s Concert will take place without an audience.
The most festive and popular classical music event of the year took on a dark and desolate tone on the first day of 2021. Only the stiff and frozen caryatids attended the traditional New Year’s Concert in the magnificent Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. In normal times, it would have been held in front of a large audience to celebrate Viennese music, as well as the double anniversary of Maestro Riccardo Muti’s eightieth birthday and the famous concert that had first taken place under the direction of Clemens Krauss in 1941.
Fatinitza-Marsch, Schallwellenwalzer, Niko-Polka, Polka Ohne Sorgen (“carefree”), Grubenlichterwalzer, Im Saus und Braus, Bad’ner Mad’Inwalzer: for his sixth New Year’s Concert in Vienna, Muti had chosen a programme whose originality was welcomed. It culminated in a nod to his native country with the dashing Neue Melodien-Quadrille, composed in 1861 by Johann Strauss Jr. on arias from several Italian operas: Rigoletto, La Traviata, Le Trouvère by Verdi, Lucia di Lammermoor and La Fille du Régiment by Donizetti, and La Sonnambula by Bellini.
With his mind fully immersed in his score, Riccardo Muti found it hard to shake off his stern and solemn attitude before giving a smile to his musicians and the music that softened the strange atmosphere of this pandemic era New Year’s Concert. – François Hudry
1. Riccardo Muti – Fatinitza-Marsch
2. Riccardo Muti – Schallwellen, Walzer, Op. 148
3. Riccardo Muti – Niko-Polka, Op. 228
4. Riccardo Muti – Ohne Sorgen, Polka schnell, Op. 271
5. Riccardo Muti – Grubenlichter-Walzer
6. Riccardo Muti – In Saus und Braus
7. Riccardo Muti – Dichter und Bauer: Ouvertüre
8. Riccardo Muti – Bad’ner Mad’ln, Walzer, Op. 257
9. Riccardo Muti – Margherita-Polka, Op. 244
10. Riccardo Muti – Venetianer-Galopp, Op. 74
11. Riccardo Muti – Frühlingsstimmen, Walzer, Op. 410
12. Riccardo Muti – Im Krapfenwald’l, Polka française, Op. 336
13. Riccardo Muti – Neue Melodien-Quadrille, Op. 254
14. Riccardo Muti – Kaiserwalzer, Op. 437
15. Riccardo Muti – Stürmisch in Lieb’ und Tanz, Polka schnell, Op. 393
16. Riccardo Muti – Furioso-Polka, Op. 260
17. Riccardo Muti – Neujahrsgruß / New Year’s Address / Allocution du Nouvel An
18. Riccardo Muti – An der schönen blauen Donau, Walzer, Op. 314
19. Riccardo Muti – Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228