The tradition of pre-TV times - on January 1, you can attend a concert of Strauss
New Year concert from Vienna, including pieces by composers of the Strauss family is traditionally broadcasted from the Vienna Philharmonic on January 1 by the First Hungarian television channel - usually it starts at 12.15 (Kyiv time).
The Austrian tradition initiated the Hungarian and, consequently, the Transcarpathian one - on the first day of the new year, the family gathered around the radio, and with the advent of television - at the TV set. The show is unforgettable: a magnificent hall, decorated with thousands of flowers, a wonderful orchestra that is conducted by a world celebrity, dance numbers performed in the light of Viennese palaces, between two acts of the concert they show a film about Vienna, the Alps, the Danube and more. And all this is marked with impeccable taste and gentle humor.
Recently in our country it became chic to organize Viennese balls. Ridiculous idea. In your home you should do something in your own traditions. Instead, the Vienna New Year's Concert is worth to gather the whole family around the TV set on January 1. As they say, better to see once. This is real.
19 February 2019 09:20