Thielemann polishes his dancing shoes

Thielemann polishes his dancing shoes


norman lebrecht

November 15, 2018

He has released the lineup for the Vienna Phil New Year’s Day concert.

1. Carl Michael Ziehrer, Schönfeld-Marsch, op. 422 **
2. Josef Strauß, Transactionen. Walzer, op. 184
3. Josef Hellmesberger, Elfenreigen
4. Johann Strauß, Expreß. Polka schnell, op. 311 *
5. Johann Strauß, Nordseebilder. Walzer, op. 390
6. Eduard Strauß, Mit Extrapost. Polka schnell, op. 259


7. Johann Strauß, Ouvertüre zu „Der Zigeunerbaron“
8. Josef Strauß, Die Tänzerin. Polka française, op. 227 *
9. Johann Strauß, Künstlerleben. Walzer, op. 316
10. Johann Strauß, Die Bajadere. Polka schnell, op. 351
11. Eduard Strauß, Opern-Soirée. Polka française, op. 162 *
12. Johann Strauß, Eva-Walzer aus „Ritter Pásmán“ *
13. Johann Strauß, Csárdás aus „Ritter Pásmán“
14. Johann Strauß, Egyptischer Marsch, op. 335
15. Josef Hellmesberger, Entr’acte-Valse *
16. Johann Strauß, Lob der Frauen. Polka mazur, op. 315
17. Josef Strauß, Sphärenklänge. Walzer, op. 235


  • anon says:

    I heard the Vienna Philharmonic rejected his original list:

    The Grand Waltz – The Sound of Music
    The Embassy Waltz – My Fair Lady
    Carousel Waltz – Carousel
    Dancing – Hello, Dolly!

    I Feel Pretty – West Side Story
    The Paris Waltz – Candide
    Breathe – In The Heights
    You Should Meet My Wife – A Little Night Music
    Last Midnight – Into the Woods

  • Patrick says:

    Stay out of the way, Maestro. Just let them play.

  • Sixtus says:

    Great to see so much from the other Strauss brothers on the program.

  • Tamino says:

    Such a non controversial program.
    Does Thielemann not like the press?
    He should throw them a bone.
    Come on, bring some controversial Nazi time composer who had a nephew who’s sister knew a pharmacist who sold sleeping pills to Baldur von Schirach.

  • Player says:

    It is sure to be back to the good old days with Thielemann… extremely safe hands. A very good programme.

  • Larry says:

    What do the asterisks mean?

  • Pianofortissimo says:

    Great Orchestra, great Maestro, great program, great, great, great… 🙂