Jenny McLeod’s vibrant and youthful Little Symphony, written while the composer was still a student, is a response to Stravinsky’s Symphony in C. It is paired with Douglas Lilburn’s Symphony no. 2 probably New Zealand’s most well known and loved example of symphonic writing.

Jenny McLeodLittle Symphony
Performed by the NZSM Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Young
(With spoken introduction by Kenneth Young)

Douglas LilburnSymphony no. 2
Performed by the NZSO, conducted by Christian Lindberg

Approximate running time: 57 minutes