Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Donald Macleod presents a Prom in which Lorin Maazel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic, with soloist Klaus Sonnleitner in organ works by Bach.
Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Donald Macleod
Lorin Maazel directs Bruckner's mighty Symphony no 8, a work composed as a conscious tribute to three mighty Austro-German orchestral masters. Alongside it, music by J S Bach for Bruckner's own instrument - the organ.
J. S. Bach arr. Guilmant: Cantata 'Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir', BWV 29 - Sinfonia
J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Allein Gott in der Höh' sie Ehr', BWV 662
J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist', BWV 667
J. S. Bach: Chorale Prelude 'Vor deinem Thron tret' ich hiermit', BWV 668
J. S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C minor (1890 version, ed. Nowak)
Klaus Sonnleitner (organ)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Lorin Maazel (conductor)
Lorin Maazel directs Bruckner's mighty Symphony no 8, a work composed as a conscious tribute to the three great Austro-German masters whose legacy Bruckner most admired: Beethoven, Schubert and Wagner.
Before it, music for organ by J S Bach - a reminder both that Bruckner was himself an accomplished organist, and also that he himself gave six recitals on the Albert Hall organ in 1871. Tonight's soloist - the distinguished performer Klaus Sonnleitner - is present-day organist at St Florian's Abbey, Linz, where Bruckner himself was organist almost 160 years ago.
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