The Berliner Philharmoniker’s New Year’s Eve concerts combine a fun, festive atmosphere and virtuoso music. They feature exciting audience favourites as well as entertaining discoveries and famous solo concertos performed by top-class guest artists. Twenty of these concerts are now available on DVD at the special price of 99 euros – with recordings from the Karajan period to the present day. This edition is available exclusively from our online shop.
The first concert of the edition dates from 1977 and was also the first by the Berliner Philharmoniker to be shown live on television. It featured Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, conducted by Herbert von Karajan. One year later, he presented popular overtures, and then on New Year's Eve 1988, he conducted his last concert at the Philharmonie.
Herbert von Karajan, Sir Simon Rattle