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Smooth Classics with Margherita Taylor 10pm - 1am
The Johann Strauss Orchestra perform a collection of works from the Strauss family, conducted by Christopher Warren-Green
Composer: Johann Strauss I, Johann Strauss II, Eduard Strauss, Josef Strauss
Repertoire: The Strauss Album
Artists: Johann Strauss Orchestra/ Christopher Warren-Green
Label: White Line CD WHL 2157
This team’s New Year concerts in London and Birmingham have become something of a fixture on the annual festive scene. There’s no arguing with the immaculate class of the playing, and the programme likeably combines familiar favourites (including the gorgeous Emperor Waltz) with some genuine discoveries, among them the world premiere recording of Eduard Strauss’s polka Innig und Sinnig. But a degree of authentic Viennese fizz is somehow just lacking.