J. Strauss Gala / Carreras, Rost (bluray)

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Label: ARTHAUS
Catalog: 108174
Format: BLU RAY

Rost; Carreras; Wiener Philharmoniker; Mehta

Composed by: Strauss, Johann

Few artist families dominated the light music scene of the 19th c. in the same way as the Strauss dynasty. Even 150 years after the death of the “Waltz King“ Johann Strauss Sr., and over 100 years after the passing of his son Johann Strauss Jr., their dance compositions still pack concert halls around the world. In 1999, the Strauss anniversary year, the Vienna Philharmonic came up with a very special approach to honoring the musical father and son: An Open Air Concert in the heart of Vienna featuring works by the two men who cemented the reputation of Vienna as the world capital of waltz. Spanish tenor José Carreras and the Hungarian soprano Andrea Rost, longtime Vienna opera fan favorites, were both invited to sing arias and duets at the Gala under the baton of maestro Zubin Mehta.

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