BAM 2055
Russian Film Music V

the belair collection

 The Russian Horn Orchestra "LIVE"

In August 2006 Sergey Polyanichko, supported by the musicians of St. Petersburg, formed "The Russian Horn Orchestra of Russia". The Orchestra dedicatedly and successfully revives the traditions of horn music performance, the music that has never had its counterpart in the world.

Today the Orchestra possesses 74 instruments with the range of 4 octaves, which are unique due to their shape and sound. All instruments were handmade by the skilled master and musician Vladimir Goloveshko. Methods of hard firing and brass alloy – were his "secrets sealed with seven seals". The sound of each horn depends on the thickness and shape of each instrument. Improved mouthpieces made it possible to produce very soft pure sounds and vary the pitch of A-tuning in the music as well as their experimental challenges.

The Horn Orchestra of Russia, has in a short period of time, earned deep respect among professional musicians, historians, art and musical critics as well as from its audience. The Orchestra is supported by Artemy Skripkin, the protoiereus of the St. Peter and St. Paul's Church at the Herzen State Pedagogical University, who also consecrated the instruments and blessed the musicians for the revival of Horn Music.

 In the seven years The Russian Horn Orchestra has been active it has played over 300 concerts, taken part in a number of festivals in Russia and abroad, and recorded three albums. With support from sponsors, the KronDe musical workshops was set up, specializing in the manufacture and repair of hunting horns and their concert variants.

The Orchestra took part in recording the soundtrack to Alexander Sokurov's film version of Faust, which was awarded a Golden Lion at the 68th Venice Film Festival. In a collective effort, two of the four old surviving orchestra scores have been restored: the melodrama Orpheus by Yevstignei Fomin and Requiem by Osip Kozlovsky, which had not been played for over 200 years.


Restoring antique sheet music is a signature of The Russian Horn Orchestra and Sergei Polyanichkov himself as its creative director.  The resurrection of the "living pipe organ", as the horn orchestra has been dubbed by music professional, gave many works by 18th and 19th century Russian composers a chance to be heard again in their original splendor. The orchestra's activities are widely covered by the media.

Sergei Polyanichko is one of St. Petersburg's prominent young conductors. He is renown upon the banks of the Neva gaining a new substantial driving force following the foundation of The Russian Horn Orchestra, a one-of-a-kind band reviving the tradition of Russian Horn Music.

Sergei Polyanichko's artistic career has been twofold, as a performing musician and subsequently conductor. From the age of 11, he studied at the special school for gifted children, run by the St. Petersburg State Conservatory. He graduated from Professor V.M. Buyanosky's French Horn class, and vent on to receive a professional education at the St Petersburg StateConservatory, as student of professor A.E.Glukhov.






















Arkady Shilklober - a Virtuoso multi-instrumentalist who enjoys a wide populatity as an academic as well as a jazz musician. His repertoire contains exclusive compositions and original arrangements, that are usually performed only by himself. This unique musician gives around 100 recitals a year. Russian critics have voted him Musician of the year several times.

Arkady Shilklober's concerts are held at the world's most prestgious clubs and concert venues. He is a prize winner of numerous competitions and the founder of a few unique jazz ensembles and he wins the hearts of the audience at every of his appearances.

"SHILKLOBER is one of the most creative horn players in the world and without a shadow of doubt is one of the greatest performers of wind instruments that ever lived. He is called a jazz musician, but his manner of playing transcends all genres and national styles. He demonstrate unique virtuosity on at least three instruments – horn, flugelhorn and alphorn. Anyone who has experienced the cosmic bliss of hearing him play will never forget his skill and artistery. I could travel for miles to hear this musician". Jeffrey Agreel Professor of the Horn School of Music.


Shilklober performing on Alpine horn



The Russian Horn Orchestra with Sergei Polyanichko Conductor, Arkady Shilklober Soloist & Vera Tariverdieva,
the Japanese guest musicians Hideki Onnoue Shamisen (Japanese lute) & Hideki Ishigaki Japanese bamboo flute

"Live" in Koeiningsberg Cathedral, Kaliningrad the 12 September 2013

The program "Live" of The Russian Horn Orchestra












"Funiculi Funicula" Luigi Denza, The Russian Horn Orchestra

"Air on a G string" Suite No.3 in D Major, BWV1068 J.S. Bach, The Russian Horn Orchestra, Timur Martinov, Solo Trumpet
Choral Prelude in F minor BWV 639 Johann Sebastian Bach, The Russian Horn Orchestra
"The Wilhelm Tell OvertureÓ, The Russian Horn Orchestra
"Ave Maria" Giulio Caccini ,The Russian Horn Orchestra
"Grogor Lusovorich prayer" Alan Hovaness, The Russian Horn Orchestra, T. Martinov trumpet, A. Khachaturov organ
"Recollection" Mikael Tariverdiev, The Russian Horn Orchestra, Soloists Hideki Ishigaki, Hideki Onoue
"The Preobragenski Regiment's March, The Russian Horn Orchestra,
"Requiem" Mikael Tariverdiev, The Russian Horn Orchestra, Soloists Hideki Ishigaki, Hideki Onnoue
"Alpine Sketch" Luigi Denza, The Russian Horn Orchestra, Arkady Shilkloper, Alp horn, Veniamin Skripov, trombone
"The Frog's romance" V. Troyan, The Russian Horn Orchestra, Veniamin Skripov, Solo trombone
"Cressted butte mountain" A. Shilkloper, The Russian Horn Orchestra, Arkady Shilkloper, Solo French horn
"Ave Maria" Giulio Caccini (variation for Frenh Horn), The Russian Horn Orchestra, Arkady Shilkloper, Solo French horn
"Egersky Regiment's March", The Russian Horn Orchestra
"Bolero" Maurice Ravel, The Russian Horn Orchestra, Pavel Drap, trumpet, french horn, trombone, small drum
Encore "Improvisation" by Arkady Shilkloper,, Alp Horn
                                                                                                                                                                                      Total time






MPEG3 sound sample

Free sample, track no. 10 "Alpine Sketch" (Alpine Horn) download digital quality

Free sample, track no. 13 "Ave Maria" (Variation for French Horn) download digital quality


Live" recording in the Koeningsberg Cathedral, Kaliningrad 12th September 2013
The closing ceremony to the 8th Mikael Tariverdiev International Organ Competition
held in Kaliningrad, Russia 6th to 12 September 2013
Mastered in Apple Lossless MPEG-4 audio
BAM 2055 © & ℗ Bel Air Music - 10/2013 All Rights Reserved.

top of page