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University Symphony presents Beethoven and Brahms

Oct. 29, 2007

KALAMAZOO--The Western Michigan University Symphony Orchestra will present a concert featuring well-known compositions by Ludwig van Beethoven and Johannes Brahms at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. Admission to "The Two Bs" is free and open to the public.

Despite a wealth of hardships, both featured works remain popular. Beethoven's "Leonore Overture No. 3 " was originally conceived as the introduction to his lone opera, "Fidelio," which was not successful when it premiered in 1805. The composition underwent three revisions before becoming the work that is respected today by music enthusiasts around the world.

It took Brahms more than 10 years to complete and revise "Symphony No. 1 in C Minor," Opus 68. Many musicians praise the work as the best symphony written since Beethoven's "Ninth Symphony."

Media contact: Kevin West, (269) 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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