Banda Municipal de Barcelona – New Year's Eve Concert
Classical music and Opera, Christmas Time
If there is one composer that is heard more than any other at this time of year, it is Johan Strauss. Composer of waltzes, polkas and such famous marches as "Napoleon", "Flower Festival", "Klipp Klapp", "The Emperor Waltz", and "Champagne", and the most famous of them all: the beautiful "Blue Danube". Salvador Brotons, conductor of the Banda Municipal de Barcelona, includes it in the repertoire, together with the "Voices of Spring Waltz", to celebrate the new year. These waltzes are accompanied by the most joyful music of operas by Rossini and Offenbach, and the elegance and refined taste of the most famous ballet ever: Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky.