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Season 36, Episode 6 From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2009

First Aired: January 1, 2009

Daniel Barenboim leads the Vienna Philharmonic in a mix of waltzes, marches and polkas, including Johann Strauss II's "Blue Danube" waltz, "Thunder and Lightning" polka and "Gypsy Baron" overture. Also: Haydn's Symphony No. 45, Fourth Movement; Joseph Hellmesberger's "Spanish Dance"; and Johann Strauss Sr.'s "Zampa Gallop." From the Musikverein in Vienna. Julie Andrews hosts.

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  • Premiered: November 4, 1972
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: PBS's signature performing-arts series showcases dance, drama, comedy and music ranging from orchestral and operatic to Broadway and the blues. The Lanford Wilson drama `The Rimers of Eldritch' was its first presentation and `Brideshead Revisited' was perh… (more)

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