Hygge Holiday

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Hygge Holiday


November 17, 2022

Join host Elena See as she plays a mix of wintry and nostalgic classical pieces designed to accompany listeners as they enjoy cozy wintertime activities.

The Danish concept of hygge, pronounced "HYEW-guh," has no literal English translation, but in spirit it's close to coziness, comfort and togetherness. Hygge is about savoring and celebrating the moments and elements in our control; a reframed perspective on being housebound during the coldest months of the year.


• Kreisler: Midnight Bells — Robert McDuffie, violin; Cincinnati Pops Orchestra

• Sibelius: Talvikuva (Winter Scene) from Five Sketches — Bengt Forsberg, piano

• Vivaldi: Winter from the Four Seasons — Australian Chamber Orchestra

• Kreisler: Love's Sorrow — Joshua Bell, violin

• Debussy: The Snow is Dancing from Children's Corner — Stephen Hough, piano

• Tchaikovsky: January (At the Fireside) from The Seasons — Lang Lang, piano

• Mozart: Sleigh Ride — New York Philharmonic

• Prokofiev: Troika from Lieutenant Kije — Boston Pops Orchestra

• Blake: The Snowman: Walking in the Air — Michael Chertock, piano

• Tchaikovsky: Selections from the Nutcracker: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Waltz of the Flowers, Final Waltz and Apotheosis — Berlin Philharmonic