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Stefan Dohr (horn) with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Tadaaki Otaka

BEETHOVEN: Overture, The Creatures of Prometheus

An energetic overture to a classical ballet advocating the civilising power of art.

RICHARD STRAUSS: Horn Concerto No 1 in Eb

This effervescent concerto by an 18-year-old Strauss challenges virtuoso players to this day.  Tonight's soloist has it in his blood - he's the principal horn of the Berlin Philharmonic.

RACHMANINOV: Symphony No 2 in E minor Op 27

A sprawling warm-hearted symphony with an inexhaustible profusion of glorious Romantic melody.