Sony Classical has confirmed that it will be releasing a recording of the 2014 New Year’s Day Concert from the Vienna Philharmonic, which will be conducted by Daniel Barenboim.
A seasonal institution in the classical music world – along with, in its very different way, the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols from King's College, Cambridge – the annual celebration of the music composed by members of the Strauss dynasty and their contemporaries has welcomed a prestigious roster of famous conductors to the Musikverein podium in its 75-year-long history.
First held in 1939 under Clemens Krauss, he was succeeded in 1955 by Willi Boskovsky, who conducted it until 1979. It was first broadcast live on television in 1959.
Barenboim previously conducted the event in 2009, and his return next year celebrates a quarter century of collaboration between him and the orchestra.
Sony Classical will be issuing its recording on January 13 - the third year in a row that Sony Classical has released the concert – on CD, DVD, Blu-Ray, Vinyl, digital download and digital longform video formats.