Saturday 20th May 2006 at 7:45pm

Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven

‘Simply Famous’

Grieg "Peer Gynt" (selection)

Mozart Horn Concerto No. 3
    soloist - Roy Banks

Beethoven Symphony No. 3 - "Eroica"

Why does some music gain universal popularity and fame? Great tunes, freshness, vitality, romance, drama – all are shown in this concert. Grieg’s spirited portrayal of the adventures of ‘Peer Gynt’ is among the most played orchestral music. Mozart’s humour and high spirits in a showpiece for the French horn has immediate appeal. And on every hearing, the revolutionary drama of Beethoven ‘Eroica’ strikes the listener anew with the shock of a journey from tragedy to triumph.