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Music by the Strauss Family including Blue Danube Waltz, Thunder and Lightning Polka, Emperor Waltz, Radetzky March, Die Fledermaus Overture and Voices of Spring
Reviewed by: Colin Anderson
Reviewed: May 2007
CD No: DG GRAND PRIX 477 6336
Duration: 81 minutes
This heart-warming occasion was Karajan’s only New Year’s Day concert (he died in 1989). It finds him and the Vienna Philharmonic in glorious form relishing every aspect of this wonderful music. The recording is splendid. With Kathleen Battle warbling peerlessly and the new-addition of the great Emperor Waltz, this handsome collection fully deserves inclusion in the enticing Grand Prix series.