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. 81. Brahms composed the work during the summer of 1880 as a tribute to the University of Breslau, which had notified him that it would award him an honorary doctorate in philosophy.
Performances & Interviews
- Johannes Brahms - chamber and instrumental workshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01y9s1d.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01y9s1d.jpg2014-05-01T10:32:00.000ZDonald Macleod explores Brahms's body of chamber and instrumental works.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01y9s2j
Johannes Brahms - chamber and instrumental worksDonald Macleod explores Brahms's body of chamber and instrumental works.