On This Day (January 4)…Academic Festival Premiere

Johannes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture premiered on this day in 1881. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1E6FBi-AJw&feature=youtu.be This overture was written as a response to the University of Breslau’s issuance of an honorary degree to Brahms, who had in fact never attended college himself. While the composer was originally just going to write a thank-you note and leave it at … Continue reading On This Day (January 4)…Academic Festival Premiere