January 1st, there are those who sober up, others who make their list of resolutions and then there are all these people who watch television, including the Concert of new year in Vienna. High mass of popular orchestra music, broadcast in more than ninety countries, this concert started in 1842 and was introduced on the television in 1939. Since then, nothing (or almost) has changed. Hall, the Musikverein in Vienna, same Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Vienna, and same musical program, which goes from Strauss to Strauss (two Viennese composers of the nineteenth son fathere century). Even the public seems to be frozen in the 1930s.
Only small improvement, there are now women in the ranks of the Orchestra. There are only fifteen on one hundred musicians. But