February 17, 2012

New Records Set by New Years Concert Recordings


The live recording of the New Years Concert 2012, conducted by Mariss Jansons, reached number one on the pop charts in Austria, as has also been the case in previous years, and set new records in two neighbouring countries: 12th place in Germany (where previously 29th place had been the highest) and 9th place in Switzerland (previously 22nd place).

A new record was also set in regards to the Platinum Status for the video version. Within only four days following its release on DVD and Blu ray, 10,000 single copies were shipped within Austria. The compact disc, which at the time of its release on January 6th had already reached platinum status with 30,000 sold albums, has in the meanwhile attained double platinum status.