11 Nov 2012

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 11 November 2012
Bust of Borodin at his tomb in Tikhvin Cemetery

Bust of Borodin at his tomb in Tikhvin Cemetery. Photo: CC BY-SA 3.0


William Dart travels around the music of the Russian composer, Alexander Borodin.

Borodin was a part-time composer whose day job was as a doctor and chemist.

His output was not large but he had a great gift for melody.

Music details:

Liszt/Borodin orch Janssen: Prelude and Polka from Paraphrases (Variations on Tati-tati (Chopsticks)) Columbia ex iTunes
Borodin orch Stokowski: Requiem Cala CACD 1011
Borodin: Symphony No 2 in B minor Brilliant Classics 93348
Glinka: Kamarinskaya Decca 443 845
Borodin: Piano quintet in C minor Praga PRD 250139
Borodin: Polovtsian Dance, from Prince Igor Sony S3K 44878
Borodin: Aria of Prince Igor, from Prince Igor Ibid
Borodin: String Quartet No 2 in D Decca 476 2802
Borodin: The False Note Delos DE3277
Borodin: Little Suite Chandos CHAN 10676
Ravel: À la manière de Borodin Hyperion CDA 67731