Academic Festival Overture

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Academic Festival Overture (Akademische Festouvertüre). Brahms's Op.80, f.p. 1881 at Breslau Univ. in acknowledgement of an honorary Ph.D. degree conferred on him there in 1879. Makes fantasia-like use of 4 Ger. student songs, Wir hatten gebauet ein stattliches Haus (We have built a stately house), Der Landesvater (The Land Father), Was Kommt dort von der Höhe (What comes from afar), and Gaudeamus igitur (Therefore let us rejoice).