Brahms' Academic Festival Overture - La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

3/5/2020; 11 minutes

Brahms' "Academic Festival Overture," which the composer offhandedly characterized as "a potpourri of student songs," features an unusual treatment of standard sonata form. What emerges is one of those rarities in classical music: a fun piece, full of antic humor, that invites the listener to laugh along with the composer. Recorded on 02/23/2020. (#35725)

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