Alexander Borodin

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... read moreAlexander Borodin (1833-1887) was a late Romantic Russian nationalist composer who was known for his involvement with the so-called "Mighty Handful," along with Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Cui, and Balakirev. A chemist and educator by profession, Borodin spent many years laboring on his...

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Alexander Borodin
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Borodin: In The Steppes Of Central Asia (Symphonic Poem)
Alexander Borodin
Polovetsian Dances
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Prince Igor Part I
Alexander Borodin
Polovtsian Dances


Country Of origin: Russia

A Russian composer in many forms, including opera (Prince Igor, 1887). Borodin was one of "The Mighty Five" Russians who wrote nationalist music. The illegitimate son of a prince and a civil servant, he became an important research chemist and physical scientist. He wrote music of great originality and beauty -- bold orchestral tone poems on exotic lands and subjects, as well as Russian nationalist works influenced by folk melodies and featuring astonishing harmonic and rhythmic innovation (chords in fourths, harmonies with nonharmonic "added tones," quasi-jazz syncopation). ~ Blue Gene Tyranny~ Rovi

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