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Vienna to Budapest: Organ works of Brahms, Liszt and Bruckner

Tuesday 2 August, 1.00pm, Christ Church Cathedral

Peter Guy (organ)

Christ Church Cathedral’s brilliant Director of Music, Peter Guy, in a program that explores all the colours of the organ, including the world premiere of a new transcription for organ. Don’t miss one of the last opportunities to hear this great organist before he heads off to new adventures. 

The version of Bruckner’s Finale from Symphony No. 9 to be performed in Newcastle will be the latest revision by John Phillips of the “SPCM”* performing version of the Finale, which John worked on with three European collaborators, Nicola Samale, Giuseppe Mazzuca and Benjamin Cohrs, between 1990 and 2012, and which has been widely performed and recorded, notably by the Berlin Philharmonic under Simon Rattle in 2012 on EMI. The orchestral score of the latest revision, which among other things restores a further 12 bars of Bruckner’s original sketches for the coda, is to be premiered in London in November of this year by the London Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Robin Ticciati.

*SPCM – Samale, Phillips, Mazzuca, Cohrs


Australian musicologist and composer Dr John Phillips, whose work and publications on this movement extend back thirty years, will give an illustrated pre-concert talk at the piano about the organ transcription of the Bruckner Symphony revision. 


You can partake of a hearty Viennese lunch before the concert talk.


Franz LISZT (1811-1886)
Fantasia and Fugue on BACH

Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)
Selections from Pieces for Mechanical Clock
-Tempo di Menuetto

Dezso ANTALFFY-ZSIROSS (1885-1945)
Sketches on African American Spirituals

Johannes BRAHMS (1833-1897)
Two Chorale Preludes
Es ist ein Ros
– O welt, Ich muss dich lassen

Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896)
Finale from Symphony No. 9 – (reconstructed and arranged by John Phillips)*
* World Premiere performance 

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Peter Guy Credit: Photolook Newcastle
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