Editors' Notes During Beethoven’s 250th anniversary year, his music featured in the New Year’s Concert for the first time—and having just recorded the nine symphonies, Andris Nelsons and the VPO were the perfect people to perform it. A handful of his contredanses are supplemented by Johann II’s “Seid umschlungen, Millionen!” waltz, which takes its title from the same Schiller text that inspired Beethoven’s Choral Symphony. Hans Christian Lumbye’s “Postillon Galop” gives Nelsons the opportunity to pick up his trumpet. Otherwise it’s Hellmesberger, Suppé and the Strausses all the way, done with terrific verve—and the “Radetzky-Marsch” even gets a makeover this year.

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Die Landstreicher: Ouvertüre
1
5:09
 
Liebesgrüße, Walzer, Op. 56
2
8:09
 
Liechtenstein-Marsch, Op. 36
3
3:14
 
Blumenfest-Polka, Op. 111
4
2:50
 
Wo die Zitronen blüh'n, Walzer, Op. 364
5
9:37
 
Knall und Fall, Polka schnell, Op. 132
6
2:35
 
Leichte Kavallerie: Ouvertüre
7
7:10
 
Cupido, Polka française, Op. 81
8
3:28
 
Seid umschlungen, Millionen! Walzer, Op. 443
9
10:17
 
Eisblume, Polka mazur, Op. 55
10
4:54
 
Gavotte
11
5:06
 
Postillon Galop, Op. 16/2
12
2:29
 
12 Contretänze, WoO 14
13
4:36
 
Freuet euch des Lebens, Walzer, Op. 340
14
7:54
 
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
15
2:37
 
Dynamiden, Walzer, Op. 173
16
10:34
 
Im Fluge, Polka schnell, Op. 230
17
2:08
 
Neujahrsgruß / New Year's Address / Allocution du Nouvel An
18
0:53
 
An der schönen blauen Donau, Walzer, Op. 314
19
10:31
 
Radetzky-Marsch, Op. 228
20
3:54
 

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