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Title: New Year's Concert 2004 - Ricardo Muti
Inventory #: 44
Genre: Music
Country: A
Year: 2004
Actors: Walter Cronkite
Music: Johann Strauss Sen., Johann Strauss Jun.
Language: English
Format: VHS/NTSC
Duration: 90 min
Summary: Riccardo Muti leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a bubbling program of Strauss waltzes, polkas, and marches as Walter Cronkite (shown) returns to the Austrian capital to celebrate his 20th season hosting the orchestra's popular New Year's Day concert. Among the highlights of the 2004 telecast of From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2004 are two Strauss operetta bonbons, "The Queen's Handkerchief Overture" and "Die Fledermaus Csardas." Other favorites include "Acceleration Waltz "and "Champagne Polka," featuring dancers of the Vienna State Opera Ballet at the legendary Liechtenstein Palace. This concert also features Joseph Lanner's "Court Ball Dances Waltz" aswirl at the Hofburg Palace, the "Blue Danube Waltz," and Johann Strauss Sr.'s "Radetzky March," which traditionally closes the program. Also featured are a visit to Vienna's recently reopened Albertina Museum and its collection of works by 16th-century German artist Albrecht Durer, as well as a look back at the past 19 years of Cronkite's tenure as telecast host.
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