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Viennese Ball

December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve

If you joined us during the past year, you know that 2012 was a big year on Performance Today. We paid visits to a number of big summer music festivals and met some of the stars of tomorrow there. Inaugurated a PT Young Artist-in-Residence series. Observed several important composer anniversaries. And all year long we brought you memorable performances from concert halls around the country and around the world. Join us in closing out 2012 today with festive music, including the overture to "Die Fledermaus," by the Waltz King, Johann Strauss, Jr.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Lev Zhurbin (Ljova)
    Garmoshka
    Jan Vogler, cello, the Knights, Eric Jacobsen, conductor
  • Johann Strauss, Jr.
    Overture to Die Fledermaus, Op. 362
    The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck, conductor
    Fernand Lindsay Amphitheatre, Joliette, Quebec
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67
    The Knights, Eric Jacobsen, conductor
    92nd Street Y, New York City
  • Traditional
    Auld Lang Syne
    The Knights, Eric Jacobsen, conductor
    92nd Street Y, New York City

hour 2

  • Ferruccio Busoni
    Elegy No. 4 (Greensleeves)
    Marc-Andre Hamelin, piano
    Spring for Music, New York City
  • Giovanni Gabrieli
    Canzon Prima a 5
    The Canadian Brass
    Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, Georgia
  • Medieval Hungarian
    Novus Annus Adiit (the New Year Approaches)
    Anonymous 4
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
  • King Henry VIII
    Pastime with Good Companie
    The King's Singers
    Spivey Hall, Morrow, Georgia
  • Claude Debussy
    Danse, Tarentelle Styrienne
    The Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung, conductor
    Cite de la Musique, Paris, France
  • Johann Strauss, Jr.
    Polka Furioso, Op. 260
    The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Manfred Honeck, conductor
    Fernand Lindsay Amphitheatre, Joliette, Quebec
  • Benjamin Britten
    A New Year Carol
    Anonymous 4, Andrew Lawrence-King, Baroque harp
  • Juan Vasquez
    De los Alamos Vengo, Madre
    The Harp Consort, Andrew Lawrence-King, director
  • Richard Strauss
    Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59
    The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Jaap van Zweden, conductor
    Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas
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