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Prom 74 (part 1): Vienna Philharmonic

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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

8.00pm Interval

8.25pm
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.

30 minutes

Last on

Fri 6 Sep 2013 19:30

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Music Played

  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Sinfonia - Wir danken dir, Gott wir danken dir BWV 29 arr. Guilmant

    Performer: Klaus Sonnleitner.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chorale Prelude: Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr BWV 662

    Performer: Klaus Sonnleitner.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chorale Prelude: Komm, Gott Schopfer, heiliger Geist BWV 667

    Performer: Klaus Sonnleitner.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Chorale Prelude: Vor deinem Thron tret ich hiermit BWV 668

    Performer: Klaus Sonnleitner.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude and Fugue in A Minor BWV 543

    Performer: Klaus Sonnleitner.

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