Grammy Award-winning conductor Andris Nelsons is Music Director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Gewandhauskapellmeister of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Since 2010, Andris Nelsons has been a musical partner of the Vienna Philharmonic. 2020 marks Andris Nelson’s debut at the New Year’s Concert. The New Year’s Concert live from Vienna is one of the world’s most famous and spectacular classical music events. It will be broadcast on TV and radio and reaches over 90 countries around the world with more than 50 million viewers.
The annual New Year’s Day Concert in Vienna has been a major event for more than eight decades, since 1939. Repertoire includes never or rarely heard before works as well as favorites such as two fix points: the Blue Danube Waltz and the Radetzky March. The Vienna Philharmonic, as musical ambassadors of Austria, send people all over the world a New Year’s greeting in the spirit of hope, friendship and peace with the lively and light-hearted and at the same time nostalgic and profound music from the vast repertoire of the family of Johann Strauss and its contemporaries .
Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of the recording of one of the world’s most famous classical music events: the 2020 New Year’s Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of renowned conductor Andris Nelsons. There are few concerts in the world that are awaited with as much excitement as the New Year’s Concert from Vienna. Directed by Andris Nelsons, the Vienna Philharmonic ushers in the New Year with a concert in the magnificent Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. The concert was relayed to over ninety countries all round the world, reaching an audience of more than fifty million.