A very traditional opening of the New Year! Thanks Fred.
For people not familiar with the tradition: Every January, 1, at 13.00 CET there is a New Year's concert from Vienna, featuring mostly works by Strauss father and son, which is broadcasted live in many countries (72 this year). In most of Western Europe, this is a tradition almost as old as public TV.
I downloaded and listened to the 1st selection (Perpetuum Mobile) ... my God, what a tremendous performance and rendering ... was that all GPO or a mixture of various libraries? Whatever the library(ies), that was spectacular ... well done! I really enjoyed it. The piccolo was so brilliant and the mix was simply perfect. WOW!
PS: Thanks Theo for the info on the tradition, one I was not aware of.
Perpetuum mobile has been rendered mainly with EWQLSO and VSL for the tamtam. If you enjoyed Perpetuum mobile, you may enjoy the other polkas and "Radetzky marsch". I try to rebuild the most popular pieces from Strauss (father & son).
Most pieces are done with EWQLSO (sorry). I bought GPO4 only 1 month ago while I bought EWQLSO last May. "Auf der Jagd" is done with GPO4. I'll make a new topic when it'll be fully finished. For now, the first part is done.
Even for a 3 minutes piece from Strauss, it takes a time you can't imagine to recreate such a piece. While it sounds popular (for its time), their (father & son) pieces are very complex.