New Releases: Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert 2020; Tchaikovsky & Barber Violin Concertos

6 January 2020, 10:00 | Updated: 6 January 2020, 10:01

Classic FM Album of the Week & Drive Discovery: Vienna New Year’s Concert 2020 and Tchaikovsky & Barber Violin Concertos
Classic FM Album of the Week & Drive Discovery. Picture: Sony Classical / BIS Records

Throughout the week Classic FM’s presenters bring you the best new recordings, including world exclusives and premiere broadcasts of latest releases. This week: Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concert 2020, and Tchaikovsky & Barber Violin Concertos by Johan Dalene.

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John Suchet’s Album of the Week. Picture: Classic FM

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The the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concert 2020
The the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s Concert 2020. Picture: Sony Classical

New Year’s Concert 2020 – Vienna Philharmonic

Sony Classical

The annual New Year’s concert hosted by the Vienna Philharmonic returns for its 81st edition – with performances of waltzes, marches and polkas from the family of Johann Strauss and their contemporaries.

At the helm of the Philharmonic is Grammy Award-winning conductor Andris Nelsons – the current music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

Through this annual classical event, the Vienna Philharmonic not only strive to provide an evening filled with sensational music – but they also aim to send people all over the world a New Year’s greeting in the spirit of hope, friendship and peace.

The world-famous concert, which first began in 1939, was showcased to an audience of 50 million viewers and was broadcast in over 90 countries this year.

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John Brunning's Drive Discovery. Picture: Classic FM

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Tchaikovsky and Barber Violin Concertos – Johan Dalene
Tchaikovsky and Barber Violin Concertos – Johan Dalene. Picture: BIS

Tchaikovsky & Barber: Violin Concertos – Johan Dalene

BIS

Swedish violinist Johan Dalene has released his debut album, Tchaikovsky & Barber: Violin Concertos, where he is joined by the Norrköping Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Daniel Blendulf.

Dalene began playing the violin at the age of four, and went on to make his professional concerto debut just three years later.

Since then, he’s attended the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and won a number of competitions – including the coveted Carl Nielsen Competition.