On his final visit to New Zealand before announcing his retirement from all conducting, the great Vladimir Ashkenazy leads the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in music by Tchaikovsky and Dvořák, and they're joined by Viktoria Mullova for Sibelius's mighty Violin Concerto.


TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo & Juliet, Fantasy Overture;

SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor Op 47;

BACH: Adagio, from Sonata No 1 in G minor for solo violin;

DVORÁK: Symphony No 7 in D minor Op 70 

Viktoria Mullova (violin), Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy 

Recorded in Auckland Town Hall by RNZ


  • Viktoria’s fear and freedom