Strauss - Evening Of Polka, Waltz And Operetta
Rost; Carreras; Wiener Philharmoniker; Mehta
Composed by: Strauss, Johann
Johann Strauss Sr.’s family dynasty dominated the 19th c. light music scene. To this day, their music still packs concert halls around the world with throngs of eager spectators. In 1999, the Strauss anniversary year, the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of maestro Zubin Mehta, honored the musical father and son with An Open Air Concert in the heart of Vienna. An audience of almost 8000 was treated to their captivating melodies in the imposing atmosphere of the Heldenplatz in the Austrian capital. Tenor José Carreras and soprano Andrea Rost also fêted the Gala crowd with sung arias and duets.