The ″Romantic Interlude″ could be seen as the counterpart of the ″Contemporary Interlude″ played in December. Both feature a violin concerto, and both of them markedly represent the timbre of their own time. Brahms’s Academic Festive Overture is an excellent example of a serious composer writing a funny, cheek-in-tongue masterpiece. Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor is one of the best-known pieces of the violin repertoire, showcasing a romantically charged story ending in joy. Finally, we can hear one of Bruckner’s most popular symphonies, his ″Romantic″ Symphony, which was written for many years, and at times, its composer had revised it so severely that the entire message and outcome of the piece changed, as if Bruckner was looking forward to the ending with the same curiosity as his audience.