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VIDEOS & RECORDINGS

OCTOBER 2020

We have added some videos and recordings to our website. Please click through on the drop-down in this section to meet some of our players and to enjoy some of the wonderful music made by the BSFO on its inaugural tour in 2019.

Meet the Players! As lockdown is relaxed, we look to the future by introducing some BSFO players. We missed them this summer and can’t wait to start working with them again!

As we start putting plans in place for 2021, we are pleased to introduce some more members of the BSFO who would have just completed a tour of Russia and the UK under normal circumstances.  

Oboist Hannah Condliffe performs the music of Benjamin Britten - Arethusa from Metamorphosis after Ovid.

Oboist Hannah Condliffe and Artistic Director Jan Latham-Koenig perform Britten’s Temporal Variations, 1st and 2nd Movements.

Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on a Theme of Thomas Tallis which opened our thrilling inaugural concert in Moscow on 12 September 2019.

Rachmaninov, Varations on a Theme of Paganini, the second work in our inaugural concert in Moscow on 12 September 2019, accompanying the brilliant pianist Miroslav Kultyshev.

Britten, Four Sea Interludes, which opened the second half of our inaugural concert in Moscow on 12 September 2019.

Shostakovich, Suite for Variety Stage Orchestra, finishing our inaugural concert in Moscow on 12 September 2019.

Elgar, Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1, the encore to conclude our fabulous inaugural concert at Great Hall of the Moscow State Conservatory.

BSFO’s first ever appearance in the UK took place at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall on 17 September 2019. This is a live recording of part of the concert that was broadcast by Classic FM: three movements from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet.

Britten, Simple Symphony, 1st movement - 'Boisterous Bouree' performed by some of our Moscow-based string players.

Britten, Simple Symphony, 2nd movement - ‘Playful Pizzicato’ performed by some of our Moscow-based string players.

Britten, Simple Symphony, 3rd movement - ‘Sentimental Sarabande’ performed by some of our Moscow-based string players.

Britten, Simple Symphony, 4th movement - ‘Frolicsome Finale’ performed by some of our Moscow-based string players.

Arutiunian, Scherzo for Trumpet and Piano performed by Stepan Bachevich and Jan Latham-Koenig.

Arutiunian, Elegy for Trumpet and Strings performed by Stepan Bachevich and BSFO string players from Moscow.

Shostakovich, Five Pieces, 1st movement - Prelude, Moderato, performed by BSFO string players from St Petersburg and Jan Latham-Koenig on piano.

Shostakovich, Five Pieces, 2nd movement - Gavotte, Tranquillo, Molto Leggiero, performed by BSFO string players from St Petersburg and Jan Latham-Koenig on piano.

Shostakovich, Five Pieces, 3rd movement - Elegy, Andantino, performed by BSFO string players from St Petersburg and Jan Latham-Koenig on piano.

Shostakovich, Five Pieces, 4th movement - Waltz, Tempo di Valse, Moderato, performed by BSFO string players from St Petersburg and Jan Latham-Koenig on piano.

Shostakovich, Five Pieces, 5th movement - Polka, Vivace, performed by BSFO string players from St Petersburg and Jan Latham-Koenig on piano.

Dvorak, Terzetto, 4th movement performed by BSFO string players from St Petersburg.

Janacek, Znelka, performed by BSFO string players from St Petersburg.

BRITTEN-SHOSTAKOVICH FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA  

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JAN LATHAM-KOENIG