Music review: Legendary Moments of the New Year's Concert Vol. 2

For millions of music-lovers the world over, no New Year’s Day celebration would be complete without enjoying the annual concert of Strauss Family waltzes and other 19th-century Viennese bonbons which the Vienna Philharmonic has given in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein every January 1 since 1941.

Legendary Moments from the New Year’s Concert Vol. 2 surveys the past quarter-century of New Year’s Concerts, stretching from Carlos Kleiber’s legendary first appearance at the event in 1989 to Daniel Barenboim’s return to the rostrum this year (2014) to preside over the orchestra’s 74th annual New Year’s Concert.

The 44 track CDs encompass a glittering selection of waltzes, marches and polkas, some that will get your toes-tapping and others that will allow you to close your eyes and get lost in the magical compositions. This beautiful 3CD set is the perfect, classic start to welcome in the New Year.