Highlights of the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra Volume 1 / Tamara Lund, Nicolo Gedda
In this concert recording from 1984 conductor Heinz Wallberg has invited three outstanding soloists who, together with the renowned orchestra from Vienna, build a bridge across Mozart to Schubert and Chopin to Franz Lehár.
Nicolai Gedda, sings Lehárs operetta song Friends, life is worth living! . Soprano Tamara Lund contributes an excerpt from the Zarewitsch ( One will come ). One of the highlights of the program is the contribution of pianist Hans Graf , who offers Chopin s variation on Reach me your hand, my life from Mozart s Don Giovanni Besides Schubert s superb overture from Rosamunde and Richard Strauss colorful series of waltzes from The Knight of Roses , the orchestra performs the last completed waltz of Johann Strauss Embrace each other, madding crowd. This piece and Carl Ziehrer s powerful waltz Come and See evoke the atmosphere of the New Year s Concert in a program which especially in its diversity is typical Viennese.
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