Edvard Grieg's Orchestral Music for Peer Gynt
"I have written something for the scene In the Hall of the Mountain King", he wrote. "Something that I literally can't bear listening to as it absolutely reeks of cow-pies, exaggerated Norwegian nationalism, and trollish self-satisfaction! But I have a hunch that the irony will be discernible."
Listen to this wonderful performance of Grieg's music for Peer Gynt by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.