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Tag: Johannes Brahms

Brahms – Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, “St. Anthony’s Variations,” Op. 56a

Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, “St. Anthony Variations” Op. 56a Theme – Chorale “St. Anthony” – Andante Variation 1 – Poco più animato (Andante con moto) Variation 2 – Più vivace (Vivace) Variation 3 – Con moto Variation 4 – Andante con moto (Andante) Variation 5 – Vivace (Poco presto) Variation 6 – […]

Brahms – Academic Festival Overture

Johannes Brahms (Born in Hamburg, May 7, 1833; died in Vienna, April 3, 1897) Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80 Brahms wrote this witty and robust Overture in 1881 as a thank-you for the honorary Ph.D. awarded to him by the University of Breslau (Germany).  It has become one of Brahms’s most beloved works, but its […]