There is perhaps no other musical ensemble more consistently and closely associated with the history and tradition of European classical music than the Vienna Philharmonic. In the course of its history, the musicians of this most prominent orchestra of the capital city of music have been an integral part of a musical epoch which due to an abundance of uniquely gifted composers and interpreters must certainly be regarded as unique.
The orchestra's close association with this rich musical history is best illustrated by the statements of countless pre-eminent musical personalities of the past. Richard Wagner described the orchestra as being one of the most outstanding in the world; Anton Bruckner called it "the most superior musical association"; Johannes Brahms counted himself as a "friend and admirer"; Gustav Mahler claimed to be joined together with the orchestra through "the bonds of musical art"; and Richard Strauss summarized these sentiments by saying: "All praise of the Vienna Philharmonic reveals itself as understatement."
New Year's Concert 2022 / Neujahrskonzert 2022Artists Wiener Philharmoniker
Release Date: 01/14/2022
There are few concerts in the world that are awaited with as much excitement as the New Year’s Concert from Vienna. Under the direction of Daniel Barenboim, the Vienna Philharmonic ushers in the New Year with a concert in the magnificent Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. The concert is broadcast to over 90 countries all round the world, reaching an audience of more than 50 million.
The 2022 New Year’s Concert was conducted for the third time by Argentine-Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim. His previous visits were in 2009 and 2014. He began working with the orchestra in 1965, when he made his Vienna Philharmonic début as a pianist. Born in Buenos Aires, he appeared with the orchestra for the first time as a conductor in 1989 and since has returned on countless occasions in this capacity including a Summer Night Concert (2009), philharmonic subscription concerts, guest performances and tours.