Happy birthday, Johannes

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) composed his Academic Festival Overture in 1880 on the occasion of his being given an honorary doctorate from the University of Breslau. Included in the piece are four beer hall songs that would have been familiar to German college students of that time. Here it is, performed by the Cleveland Orchestra under the direction of Franz Welser-Möst.

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  2. Lovely, Happy Belated Birthday, Johannes. 🙂 — Suzanne

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