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The horn orchestra of Russia

The Horn Orchestra of Russia promotes the tradition of national music while playing quite unique instruments – horns. In Russia in the 18th and 19th centuries, it was to the sounds of these soulful, captivating musical horns that emperors were crowned, and events such as great masquerades, diplomatic meetings and military marches were held. Throughout most of the 20th century horn music was believed to be a disappearing craft and the art of making the horns was considered lost. It was only at the beginning of the 21st century that listeners came to hear these sounds again. Two-hundred years ago this musical miracle with its deep, velvety sound was dubbed “the Russian organ” in countries abroad and to this day, there is no instrument and sound comparable to Russia’s special horn.

Director Sergey Ermolenko

Year 2013

Duration 00:23:14

Director Sergey Ermolenko

The Horn Orchestra of Russia promotes the tradition of national music while playing quite unique instruments – horns. In Russia in the 18th and 19th centuries, it was to the sounds of these soulful, captivating musical horns that emperors were crowned, and events such as great masquerades, diplomatic meetings and military marches were held. Throughout most of the 20th century horn music was believed to be a disappearing craft and the art of making the horns was considered lost. It was only at the beginning of the 21st century that listeners came to hear these sounds again. Two-hundred years ago this musical miracle with its deep, velvety sound was dubbed “the Russian organ” in countries abroad and to this day, there is no instrument and sound comparable to Russia’s special horn.

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