Winter Holiday Playlist

December 29, 2023, 9:00 pm

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This week, we bring you a selection of winter-themed highlights from the New York Philharmonic’s storied discography. You will hear sleigh bells from Mozart, Mahler, and Leroy Anderson, concertmaster Frank Huang leading Winter from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, and selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker.


Johann Strauss II: Die Fledermaus Overture
Zubin Mehta, conductor

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: German Dance in C, Sleigh Ride
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Felix Bernard: “Winter Wonderland”
Skitch Henderson, conductor

John Blackburn & Karl Suessdorf: “Moonlight in Vermont”
Skitch Henderson, conductor

Leroy Anderson: “Sleigh Ride”
Skitch Henderson, conductor

Edvard Grieg (orch. A. Seidl and E. Grieg): Lyric Suite: March of the Dwarfs 
Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Antonio Vivaldi: Winter from The Four Seasons
Frank Huang, leader and violin

Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves
Sir Andrew Davis, conductor

Francis Poulenc: Gloria in G
Judith Blegen, soprano; Westminster Choir; Leonard Bernstein, conductor

Sergei Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Troika
Skitch Henderson, conductor

Sergei Prokofiev: Winter Bonfire – Children’s Suite, Op. 122

No. 2, Winter Holiday
No. 4, Around the Bonfire
No. 8, Home Again

Skitch Henderson, conductor

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Selections from The Nutcracker
Alan Gilbert, conductor

Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 4 in G major, I. Bedächtig. Nicht eilen
Lorin Maazel, conductor

Jacques Offenbach: Ballet of the Snowflakes from Le Voyage dans la lune
Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Engelbert Humperdinck: Children’s Prayer from Hänsel und Gretel Bramwell Tovey, conductor