The violin part for the Academic Festival Overture,
Op. 80, by Johannes Brahms, has been edited by Ilya Kaler, who has
appeared as guest concertmaster with the San Francisco Symphony,
Philadelphia Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony. Kaler's bowings, fingerings and other editorial markings have been added throughout the score. Brahms composed the Academic Festival Overture during the summer of 1880
as a musical "thank you" to the University of Breslau, which had
awarded him an honorary doctorate the previous year.
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