[Brahms, Johannes. (1833–1897)]

Concert Program conducting his Symphony No. 4

Pair of clippings related to performance of the Berlin Philharmonic, December 8, 1891, which was partially conducted by the German composer himself. The first clipping (8 x 4.5 inches / 19.3 x 11 cm) is an announcement of the concert from the Philharmonie-Concert-Zeitung (a newsletter), 1891-92 season, no. 29. The second clipping (7.75 x 4.75 inches / 19.5 x 12.5 cm) is p. 3-4 from the program, listing works by Gernsheim, Berlioz, Volkmann, and four pieces by Brahms, including his Symphony No. 4, Tragische Ouverture, Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and the Akademische Festouverture. The program indicates that Brahms conducted only his own works, while the remainder were conducted by Rudolf Herfurth.  Unevenly trimmed, light toning, overall in fine condition.

The key of the Brahms symphony is erroneously given as "Es-moll" (E-flat minor); there is a comment in pencil: "Au, au, die ist unausführbar" (Ouch! That one cannot be performed). (19915)

Classical Music
Program, unsigned