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Radetzky March was dedicated by Johann Strauss Sr. to Joseph Radetzky von Radetz as a "thank you" because the Austrian Field Marshal could have executed the son of Strauss who served in the army, but chose not to. It is the last piece played at the New Year's Concert in Vienna and the philharmonic usually performs it just after midnight. I simply love how Karajan conducts the audience!


Carlos Kleiber (1930–2004). German-born Austrian conductor as his father Erich Kleiber, ranked among the greatest of the 20c. He studied chemistry and music in Zurich. He was mostly held back away from the public. He has only a few recordings, but almost all shall be considered excellent. His performance of Beethoven's 5th and 7th symphonies with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra are considered legendary. His performances were meticulously rehearsed, but often seemed spontaneous and…


The New Year Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic takes place each year in the morning of January 1 in Vienna, Austria. As far as I can think back - each New Year's Day I've listen to this concert which gives me such a wonderful start, "waltzing" into the new year!