Alexander Borodin

Biography by James Reel

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Borodin was a late Romantic Russian nationalist composer involved with the so-called "Mighty Handful" and who spent many years laboring on his compositions.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
String Quartet No. 2 in D major 1881 27:53 Chamber Music
Prince Igor, opera (completed by Rimsky-Korsakov & Glazunov) 1869 01:56:32 Opera
String Quartet No. 1 in A major 1874 36:01 Chamber Music
In the Steppes of Central Asia (V sredney Azii), musical picture for orchestra 1880 07:18 Orchestral
Symphony No. 2 in B minor 1869 27:43 Symphony
Paraphrases (24 Variations and 15 Petite Pieces) for piano ("Chopsticks," "Tati-Tati") 29:17 Keyboard
Symphony No. 1 in E flat major 1862 34:51 Symphony
Nocturne for string orchestra (arranged from String Quartet No. 2) 1881 06:37 Orchestral
Symphony No. 3 in A minor (completed by Glazunov) 1882 17:55 Symphony
Petite Suite for piano 1885 15:08 Keyboard
Scherzo for piano in A flat major 1885 03:03 Keyboard
Piano Trio in D major (3 movements only) 1860 21:47 Chamber Music
Song of the Dark Forest (Pesnya tyomnogo lesa), for voice & piano 1867 03:11 Vocal Music
Spanish Serenade for string quartet (for the collaborative String Quartet "B-La-F" with Rimsky-Korsakov, Glazunov, Lyadov) 1886 02:23 Chamber Music
The Sea Princess (Morskaya tsarevna), song for voice & piano 1868 02:47 Vocal Music
For the Shores of Thy Far Native Land (Dlya beregov otchiznï dal'noy), song for voice & piano 1881 03:54 Vocal Music
The Sleeping Princess (Spyashchaya knyazhna), song for voice & piano 1867 04:53 Vocal Music
Piano Quintet in C minor 1862 23:16 Chamber Music
Petite Suite for orchestra (orchestrated by Glazunov) 1885 28:13 Orchestral
The Magic Garden (Septain or Chudnïy sad), song for voice & piano 1885 02:20 Vocal Music
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