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Proms 2013 Prom 74: Vienna Philharmonic

Prom 74: Vienna Philharmonic
Prom 74: Vienna Philharmonic
19:30 Fri 6 Sep 2013 Royal Albert Hall
Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Bruckner’s monumental Eighth Symphony. Klaus Sonnleitner – the present-day successor to Bruckner as organist at St Florian’s Abbey in Linz – sets the scene with a sequence of works by Bach, one of Bruckner’s idols.
Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Bruckner’s monumental Eighth Symphony. Klaus Sonnleitner – the present-day successor to Bruckner as organist at St Florian’s Abbey in Linz – sets the scene with a sequence of works by Bach, one of Bruckner’s idols.

Programme

      • Cantata 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir', BWV 29 – Sinfonia(5 mins)
      • Chorale Prelude 'Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr', BWV 662(8 mins)
      • Chorale Prelude 'Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist', BWV 667(3 mins)
      • Chorale Prelude 'Vor deinem Thron tret' ich hiermit', BWV 668(5 mins)
      • Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543(10 mins)
        • interval
        • Symphony No 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Nowak)(85 mins)

    Performers

    About this event

    Who better to open tonight’s Prom than Klaus Sonnleitner, present-day organist at St Florian’s Abbey, Linz, where Bruckner himself became organist almost 160 years ago.

    Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic in Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony, a vivid realisation of the self-doubting composer’s lifelong ambition to build upon the legacies of Beethoven, Schubert and Wagner.