Symphonic Variations Opus 78 Antonin Dvorak
The beginning of January was the recording of the New Year's Concert 2009 in Vienna, conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
The New Year's Concert in Vienna has been a tradition for over six decades. It's viewed on television by tens of millions of people all over the world - and this year, it was conducted by Daniel Barenboim for the first time.
Barenboim's debut as a conductor of the Vienna Phil took place in 1989, and he's been a regular guest with the orchestra ever since.
The New Year's Day Concert recording is always swiftly turned around - and this year is no exception. This CD includes many of the Strauss family's favourite music - By the Beautiful Blue Danube, the Radetsky March - alongside rarely-heard but thoroughly uplifting Viennese classics.
19 January 2009