Tragic Overture

Johannes Brahms

Tragic Overture in D minor

Op. 81

About this work...

Brahms composed this work on holiday during the summer of 1880, and Hans Richter led the first performance with the Vienna Philharmonic on December 26 of that year. In two different editions of Essays in Musical Analysis, Sir Donald Francis Tovey pontificated at length about the tragedy Brahms had in mind for this comp... read more