New Year in Vienna — and The MOST

Das Neu­jahrskonz­ert der Wiener Phil­har­moniker – the annu­al New Year con­cert giv­en by the Vien­na Phil­har­mon­ic in the Great Hall of the Wiener Musikver­lein – is a tra­di­tion that goes back to 1939. Today it’s heard all over the world by some­thing like a bil­lion peo­ple.

As Radio Riel’s sub­scrip­tion to Euro­vi­sion isn’t paid up yet, we are broad­cast­ing our own pro­gramme with a dis­tinct­ly Vien­nese New Year flavour. How­ev­er, while the cen­tral fea­ture of the pro­gramme is the waltzes of Johann Strauss Jr, we also extend some way beyond that with a mix­ture of clas­si­cal and light clas­si­cal pieces, often with a waltz theme, from artists like the Brass­works Band and Bare Neces­si­ties, and com­posers as diverse as Chopin, Karl Jenk­ins and Richard Addin­sell.

It’s the MOST!

MOSTAnd don’t for­get to join us at 11am and 7pm Pacif­ic Time for the sec­ond of our new month­ly series, The MOST — Music from the Orig­i­nal Sound Track — pre­sent­ed by Susan­nah. This mon­th’s episode fea­tures music from Mr Lucky, Bell Book & Can­dle, Blac­u­la and more. Don’t miss it!

Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin and pro­duced by Radio Riel. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now at, or sim­ply click here to start your play­er, if your brows­er is con­fig­ured to do so. Lis­ten­ers in the Unit­ed States are encour­aged to tune in using this link:

You can also tune in to our exper­i­men­tal high-qual­i­ty HE-AAC stream at

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