• 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.