Winter Holiday Special

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Fountain at night in front of Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center Fountain and Avery Fisher Hall (johnnieutah/flickr)

The New York Philharmonic's Winter Holiday Special will feature recordings from the orchestra's archives, as well as commercial recordings, including Mozart’s German Dance in C major, "The Sleigh Ride," recorded in 1965 in a program led by Leonard Bernstein; Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, recorded in 1960, also led by Bernstein; and selections from the orchestra's “Winter Holiday” recording from 1961, led by Skitch Henderson.

Program details:

Mozart: German Dance in C Major, K. 605, "The Sleigh Ride"
— Leonard Bernstein, conductor.

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, "Winter Dreams"
— Leonard Bernstein, conductor.

Arr. Skitch Henderson: Selections from "Winter Holiday," 1961-62
— Skitch Henderson, piano and conductor.

Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67
— Leonard Bernstein, narrator and conductor.

Strauss II: Overture to Die Fledermaus, from "An Evening with Danny Kaye"
— Danny Kaye, conductor.

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