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Anif/Salzburg, Austria, 05 January 2012

Sony DADC delivers Vienna New Year’s Concert 2012 to fans as CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc and digital download

Sony DADC and Sony Music partnered with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in creating stunning audiovisual recordings of world-famous concert on CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc and digital download.

Right after the concert on January 1st the discs for the crucial German speaking market have been authored, mastered and manufactured by Sony DADC at its Salzburg facilities, before they are now released by Sony Classical. The digital edition of the concert has already been delivered to online retailers all over the globe through Sony’s sophisticated digital distribution infrastructure, which is managed by the Sony DADC team.


The New Year's Concert is broadcasted from the Vienna Musikverein to over 70 countries and reaches more than 40 million television viewers. The resulting recordings with works from the Strauss dynasty and their contemporaries are among the classical market's most important releases and are rightly considered timepieces.


The traditional Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert on January 1, 2012, has been conducted for the second time by the Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons, Principal Conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of the Bavarian Radio and the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.

Managing the digital and phyiscal production out of its facilities in Anif, close to Salzburg, Sony DADC is perfectly located to support the full home entertainment supply chain for these prestigious recordings. The company has provided a specialist team of audio engineers and creative editors to ensure that the creation of the home entertainment products will match the stunning creativity displayed by the artists and conductor at the event.

Dieter Daum, President and CEO, Sony DADC commented, “The Vienna New Year’s Concert is a highlight of Austria’s cultural year and we are delighted to be able to help bring this iconic event to the largest global audience possible. Sony DADC as a brand stands for the highest possible quality recordings being made available right after the event, in whatever format today’s classical lovers prefer to enjoy them.”


Bogdan Roscic, President, Sony Classical explained, "Sony Classical's catalogue already contains some legendary New Year's Concerts, including the famous video of Karajan's only appearance in 1987 and the unforgettable audio recordings documenting Carlos Kleiber's two concerts. I look forward to continuing this tradition and also to ensuring that these recordings attain the success they deserve in all markets."


About Sony Classical
Sony Classical is the label group in charge of classical music within Sony Music Entertainment, based in New York and Berlin and responsible for the international productions of Sony Classical, RCA Red Seal and Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, as well as a vast catalogue that goes back to Enrico Caruso. Sony Classical is the home of artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Murray Perahia and Vittorio Grigolo, as well as containing the musical legacy of Glenn Gould, Arthur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Arturo Toscanini and Leonard Bernstein.

About Sony DADC
Sony DADC is a leading disc and digital service provider for the entertainment, education, and information industries, offering world-class digital and physical supply chain solutions, software services, and optical media replication services. The company’s network consists of service offices, optical media production, distribution and digital facilities in 19 countries worldwide.