Janine JansenNew Zealand may be a first for Janine Jansen, but not the Tchaikovsky. In London, one critic says she played this Romantic masterpiece “with such passion and commitment, such searching beauty and endless variety of tone” that she left the orchestra looking “colourless and inadequate.” This was the London Philharmonic.

Tune in to see if the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra can hold its own against this formidable player, who at times may just put her “head down towards the orchestra as though delivering a challenge to them.”

Flanking the concerto are The Enchanted Lake, Liadov’s picturesque tone poem, and Prokofiev’s tribute to the human spirit, his wartime Symphony No 5.

All these works are ultimately in the hands of one of Scandinavia’s most promising conductors. Daniel Blendulf has worked with top orchestras in his own country and is set, this year, to make several international debuts including with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra.

Janine Jansen (vln), New Zealand SO/Daniel Blendulf

LIADOV: The Enchanted Lake; TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto in D Op 35

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PROKOFIEV: Symphony No 5 in Bb Op 100 (RNZ)

This concert is a delayed broadcast from the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington