It has long been a Philharmonic tradition at the New Year to present a program consisting of the lively and at the same time nostalgic music from the vast repertoire of the family of Johann Strauss and its contemporaries. These concerts not only delight the audiences in the Musikverein in Vienna, but also enjoy great international popularity through the worldwide television broadcast, which now reaches over 90 countries. The Vienna Philharmonic regards the New Year's Concert as a musical greeting to the world that is offered in a spirit of hope, of friendship and of peace at the start of the New Year. Willi Boskovsky conducted the New Year's Concert no fewer than 25 times between 1955 and 1979. These recordings were captured in 1957, 1959 and 1961.