1992 saw the beginning of New Year concerts in China. Since then, people in Beijing are used to celebrating New Year in festive orchestral atmosphere with Strauss music.
For over 20 years, Chinese people have seen new-year-concert playing orchestras from all over the world. But due to the deep impact of the annual new year concerts from concert-verein Vienna which is live broadcast worldwide and played by the most prestigious Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Chinese people revere and appreciate orchestras from Vienna or from other parts of Austria. The Austrian Strauss Legacy Philharmonic Orchestra is a prominent Austrianorchestra appreciated by classical music fans around the world for their outstanding technique, deep cultural legacy, and original Austrian-style interpretation. This orchestra was established in 1843 and accumulated more than 100 top musicians. They have deep understanding of classical music while exploring modern compositions, playing both traditional and popular repertoire. They visited China several times before and always brought something new to Chinese audience.
Austrian Strauss Legacy Philharmony Orchestra is an international music group with a long history. It prospered for years in Austria and grew into an outstanding orchestra with about one hundred professional musicians.To memorize and inherit the music legacy of great Austrian composer Strauss, the Strauss family, which have owned an orchestra since 1843, stick to their roles of serving by performing from Vienna to the whole world.
Since the beginning, Austrian Strauss Legacy Philharmony Orchestra has achieved huge success performing thousands of concerts all over the world, bringing high-standard performance to more people and providing free concerts and varieties of educational events. They also tried to step out of classical genre and invited famous musicians to perform every year.
The orchestra received extra attention when performing in Tokyo, Spain, Portugal, Italy, North America (New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Chicago), South America and China. They have been around the Europe. Different as traditional orchestra, this one can not only play classical music, but also progressive modern pieces.
The orchestra pay a lot attention to different culture in other counties. They have good collaboration connections with EU countries, have their own soloists, and hold master classes, trying to introduce classical music to the public. They also hold Charity fund concerts for the public goods.
The orchestra has been in China for three times for performances. They have been playing in many places like Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Shanghai Grand Theater, Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Fuzhou Grand Theater, Haerbin Music Hall, Wenzhou Grand Theater, Changzhou Grand Theater and other cities in China. They received huge welcome everywhere.
The famous Austrian composer, conductor John Strauss and his father share the same name. His father was called Senior John Strauss. He was known as the "Father of the Waltz".In 1844, when John Strauss first performed his own works, "Meaning Short Poem Waltz",in crowd’s encore cheers he played nineteen times more. It is said that next day a newspaper in Vienna wrote: “Good evening old Strauss, good morning young Strauss!” Meaning in the Waltz field, the young Strauss era has arrived. During his whole life Strauss wrote about more than eight hundred works, including one hundred seventy waltz, one hundred forty-one polka, sixty-nine square dance, forty-seven marches. Famous works are: Waltz "Blue Danube River" (known as Austria's "second national anthem"), "La Boheme,""The Sound of Spring", "Southern Rose", "Emperor" and so on. In addition, he also wrote sixteen operetta, in which the "Bat" and "Gypsy Baron" the most famous.Especially the piece "Blue Danube" waltz played in the first few months after Strauss had become the most touching works of music, and music has become a symbol of Vienna. Publisher Spina had printed thousands of copies of sheet music drama to the rest of the world.Acopperplatecan be used to print ten thousand sheets of paper, it is said Spina consumes one hundred copperplate.JohnStrauss waltz had great impact on future generations of professional music.He is called "King of the Waltz".
Professor Szabo was born in 1941.In 1962 he won the first International Violin Award - Bartok Music Awards. As the founder of the famous Szabo String Quartet, he has published dozens of CD. His footprints have been in many important festivals.
Professor Szabois teaching at the State Academy of Music in Austria Weingarten long term. He is not only a famous violinist, a spanned music educator, he is also the world famous violin collector.Szabo has dozens of the Italian Vivaldi, he not only has played classical works, he also has played more than 250 new works.His playing style, make people can not help but think ofStrauss’s the waltz "Viennese temperament,"
1.G. Bizet:Carmen Ouverture 比才：卡门序曲
2.Franz von Suppe: Light Cavalry--overture 弗朗兹•苏佩：轻骑兵序曲