The Vienna Phil’s new promo video

The Vienna Phil’s new promo video


norman lebrecht

June 17, 2022

On a hotel-room channel that no-one watches.

Branded by a watchmaker.

You can see it here.



  • Concertgebouw79 says:

    The big event of the next season for the VPO is the come back of Chailly. The last time he directed the orchestra it was maybe 10 years ago.

  • Alan says:

    Excellent, informative, interesting piece. on a news channel that quite a few people watch. Maybe the “Euro” in the title puts off British viewers. But it’s miles better than the dribble you get from Sky and CNN

  • Martin Cohn says:

    Very PC. They feature lots of women performers and a Jewish conductor!

    • Maria says:

      Ha, ha, ha! Woke brigade! A few more blacks, “Pakistanis, Orientals and Irish and then they’re really sorted!

  • Mystic Chord says:

    The film was a brand building corporate – perfect in-flight fodder for Air Austria … Sporadically informative but more often somewhat smug and self-congratulatory – it’s better form not to blow your own trumpet quite so loudly, so to speak, even if you do it with the ‘Viennese Sound’.

  • Barry Guerrero says:

    Yes, generally ‘darker’ sounding, yet full. Probably the biggest difference is with the Viennese single F horns and the Viennese oboe. Their single F horns only have three valves, but a double set of ‘pump pistons’ for each valve. It’s an entirely unique valve system that lends for really smooth legato playing. They’re acoustically less compromised by those valves, and by the layout of the tubing. Hence, their sound comes closer to that of a valve-less horn. Their percussion section does a number of unique things as well.

  • Diane Valerie says:

    I actually enjoyed the Vienna Phil’s promotional vid. So, shoot me!

  • music lover says:

    Euronews is no hotel room channel.It is a free channel available on cable or digital tv in Germany,austria,and many other European countries.Furthermore,it is on youtube where many,many people watch it.The video is well made,full of interesting insights by great people,especially Sophie and Daniel.It is of zero importance who sponsered it.

  • Concerned opera buff. says:

    Very interesting. I am all for anyone who is trying to promote classical music, opera and dance on tv, radio or in print. There are so few corporate entities who value this. Kudos to Rolex.

  • jennifer says:

    ottensamer never won the audition for his job as principal clarinetist

    they are famous for their philharmonic nepotism tradition 🙂