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Title: Borodin Edition
Otros títulos: Prince Igor Act III
Prince Igor Act IV
Intérprete/ Colaborador: Alexander Borodin; Sofia National Opera Chorus; Sofia Festival Orchestra; Emil Tchakarov
Código CDU: Boro.02
Forma Musical: Operas
Abstract: Though far from prolific as a composer—by day he was a scientist noted for his research on aldehydes—Alexander Borodin nevertheless earned a secure place in the history of Russian music. As a creative spirit, Borodin was the most accomplished of the Russian nationalists composers. He had a particular gift for the distinctive stripe of exoticism so evident in his most frequently performed work, the Polovtsian Dances from the opera Prince Igor. The illegitimate son of a Georgian prince and a doctor's wife, Borodin enjoyed a comfortable upbringing. As a child he learned to play several instruments and tried his hand at composing, but other aptitudes directed his formal education. He studied chemistry at St. Petersburg's Medico-Surgical Academy, obtaining his doctorate in 1858 and pursuing further studies in Europe until 1862. Upon his return to Russia, he became a professor at his alma mater; but even as an academic career apparently loomed before him, he maintained a devotion to ...


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