BBC Orchestras

BBC violists play Nimrod


In this video, the violas of the BBC orchestras play an arrangement of Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’ by James Manson. This recording is dedicated to former BBC Symphony Orchestra Principal Viola, Ruşen Güneş, who died in May aged 80.

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