Party Like It's 1888: Thanksgivukkah Edition
Today marks "Thanksgivukkah"—the first time since 1888 that Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah have fallen on the same day. In celebration of this once-in-a-lifetime super-holiday, we’ve pulled together five legendary pieces from 1888 for your Thanksgivukkah playlist.
1. Brahms: Violin Sonata in D Minor, Op. 108
Performed by Anne-Sofie Mutter
Hear her live: Mutter performs a recital here on December 14.
2. Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade
Performed by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Valery Gergiev
Hear the orchestra live: Experience the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Zubin Mehta this spring as part of our Vienna: City of Dreams festival.
3. Grieg: "In the Hall of the Mountain King" from Peer Gynt Suite
Performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker and Neeme Järvi
Heard in Carnegie Hall: The Mariinsky Orchestra under the baton of Valery Gergiev played this piece as an encore after their October 11 performance here earlier this season.
4. Wolf: Goethe-Lieder
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Sviatoslav Richter rehearsing the piece in 1967
Hear the piece live: The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Zubin Mehta, performs Wolf's "Der Feuerreiter" with soprano Diana Damrau as part of our Vienna: City of Dreams festival on March 16.
5. R. Strauss: Don Juan
James Levine conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker
Hear the piece live: The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mariss Jansons, performs this piece here on May 16.