From a wild take on the winter concerto of Vivaldi's Four Seasons to David Lang’s devastating, Pulitzer Prize–winning oratorio the little match girl passion, this playlist honors three centuries of classical music inspired by short days and long nights. Featuring some of Lincoln Center’s favorite performers, including the London Philharmonic Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, Mark Padmore, Anna Netrebko, Joshua Bell, Concerto Köln, and many more.

Amanda MacBlane is Senior Writer/Editor for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Selections contributed by Lincoln Center staff members Amanda Angel, John Casavant, George Dilthey, Andrew Elsesser, Olivia Fortunato, Kathryn Peterson, and Eileen Willis.