Check out the contents below Mp3 MIDI. About "Academic Festival Overture, Op. This item includes:. Would you like to request a version for other instruments? More Johannes Brahms sheet music More sheet music for orchestra. Brahms' Orchestra Works. Brahms' Piano Works. Buxtehude's Organ Works. Franz Liszt. Handel's Organ Concertos. Handel: Aylesford Pieces. Haydn Piano sonatas. Haydn's String Quartets Opus Johann Kuhnau: Uns ist ein Kind geboren. Brahms was rather flattered by the University of Breslau's offer, and sent them a little "thank-you" postcard.
He said he would come to Breslau next year, and hoped that he could enjoy "doctoral beer and skittles" with them. Very amusing! Apparently this wasn't really enough though for them though. Perhaps some kind of grand, spectacular symphony, or a painfully complicated choral work. You know, something that fitted the Latin quote on his degree So Brahms, perhaps a bit annoyed at this, went ahead and wrote an overture in the summer of I see it as his doctoral thesis! View full details Listen to samples.
Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances and Serenades Nos. The two Serenades are perhaps often overlooked pieces in Brahms's output, but this recording conducted by Claudio Abbado makes you wonder why! The Berlin Philharmonic play with real warmth. Aafje Heynis's movingly eloquent account of the Alto Rhapsody This is lovely, spontaneous singing. Academic Festival Overture, Op. The work was composed in and first performed on January 4, No doubt the premiere was intended to be a solemn occasion.
As an unspoken reciprocation of their award, the University of Breslau had anticipated that Brahms, one of the greatest living composers albeit one who had not attended college , would write a suitable new work to be played at the award ceremony.
Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Problems playing this file?Academic Festival Overture. Academic Festival Overture (German: Akademische Festouvertüre), Op. 80, by Johannes Brahms, was one of a pair of contrasting concert overtures — the other being the Tragic Overture, Op. Brahms composed the work during the summer of as a tribute to the University of Breslau, which had notified him that it would award him an honorary doctorate in .