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Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich 1833-1887

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Works: 5,062 works in 10,660 publications in 8 languages and 50,953 library holdings
Genres: Symphonies  Scores  Excerpts  Operas  Drama  Musicals  Biography  Chamber music  Original cast recordings  Arrangements (Music) 
Roles: Author, Composer, Librettist, Other, Editor, Contributor, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of introduction, Creator, Musician, Compiler, Singer, Lyricist, Dedicatee, Performer, Illustrator, în, Honoree, Arranger
Classifications: M452, 784.2184
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Quartet no. 2 in D major for two violins, viola and cello by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

337 editions published between 1888 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Borodin's two numbered string quartets, dating from the last fifteen years of his life, are still fundamentally salon-orientated, albeit on a more ambitious scale than his previous chamber works and reflecting lessons learned from the examples of Beethoven and Mendelssohn. The first quartet was explicitly 'inspired by a theme of Beethoven' (part of the replacement finale to the Große Fuge in the B flat major quartet, Op 130). Its doubly Germanic adoption of genre and theme did not go down well with Musorgsky or with Vladimir Stasov, the godfather and chief public advocate of the Mighty Handful. The String Quartet No 2 in D major, too, has a Beethoven connection, in that it was premiered at an Imperial Russian Musical Society concert in St Petersburg on 7 February 1882 (some sources say 9 March) alongside Beethoven's second 'Razumovsky' quartet. However, by this stage in his career, Borodin had thoroughly absorbed his classical lessons and the quartet exudes a sovereign freedom of invention. Borodin's second string quartet is more obviously tuneful than his first and has therefore become the more popular. It was composed in the summer of 1881 and is dedicated to the composer's wife, some say in recognition of their twenty years together. Borodin had in fact just returned from another German tour, taking in Heidelberg, so the connection may well have been on his mind. The first movement opens with the first of many glorious melodies that run throughout the work, heard on Borodin's own instrument, the cello, but soon passed to the first violin. With the second subject, featuring the same two instruments, comes a more energetic texture, but the tone remains more serenade-like than strenuous. These ideas submit to traditional sonata-form routines, generating little or no tension, yet radiating such warmth and generosity that few would dream of complaining. The second movement is a one-in-a-bar scherzo, with the theme initially on the viola. Its slower second idea (swaying violin lines in thirds) is derived from the first by inversion, and the movement is remarkable above all for the freedom of its development (rather than trio) section. The contrasting theme gained an unexpected afterlife when given the famous lyrics 'Baubles, bangles and beads' in Robert Wright and George Forrest's 1953 musical Kismet, set in the Persia of the Arabian Nights. The same show also appropriated the main theme of the succeeding notturno, for the song 'And this is my beloved'. There can hardly be any complaint at this, since one of Borodin's hallmarks, most conspicuous in his unfinished opera Prince Igor, was precisely this kind of evocation of Oriental sultriness. The languishing cello melody over rocking, syncopated accompaniment returns us to the expressive world of the first movement. The faster central section at last allows the second violin to join in the fun, with some playful dialoguing on rising scales that briefly enliven the essentially languid mood. The boisterous last movement outlines two motifs in the introduction, which are then combined in artful counterpoint. Seemingly in a perpetual state of becoming, thanks in part to the repeated references back to that introduction, the finale falls into a perfectly regular, textbook sonata form, while its themes gracefully effect a reconciliation between Beethovenian terseness and Russian-orientalist luxuriance. - David Fanning on hyperion-records.co.uk
Prince Igor by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( Recording )

185 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conductor Jerzy Semkov brings Borodin's Prince Igor to life with a vivid performance featuring Boris Christoff, Julia Wiener, and the Sofia National Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Symphony, no. 2, B minor by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

214 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String quartet no. 1 in A ; String quartet no. 2 in D by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( Recording )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the steppes of central Asia by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

159 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Composition de l'orchestre : 2.2*.2.2./4.2.3.0, timbales, cordes
Kismet by Robert Wright( Recording )

37 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First string quartet by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

151 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Polovetsian dances : from the opera "Prince Igor" by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

33 editions published between 1900 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphony no. 2 in B minor by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( Recording )

77 editions published between 1925 and 2006 in 6 languages and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chamber music by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sextett d-Moll für zwei Violinen, zwei Violen und zwei Violoncelli / Trio g-Moll für zwei Violinen und Violoncello / Trio G-Dur für zwei Violinen und Violoncello / Trio D-Dur für Violine, Violoncello und Klavier
Symphony no. 1, E♭ major by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

112 editions published between 1873 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Lederer presents Edwin Lester's production of Kismet : a musical Arabian night by Robert Wright( )

21 editions published between 1953 and 1986 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

String quartets nos 1 & 2 by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les vendredis by Vertavo String Quartet( )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2006 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies nos. 1, 2 and 3 by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded at the Concert Hall of the Czechoslovak Radio (Bratislava) in Feb. 1989
Overture to the opera Prince Igor by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

55 editions published between 1917 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies 1 & 2 ; In the steppes of central Asia by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two movements from the unfinished symphony : no. 3, A minor by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

73 editions published between 1889 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compositions de l'orchestre: harmonie: 2.2.2.2/4.2.3.0, timbales, cordes
Symphony no. 2 ; Symphony no. 3 ; Polovtsian dances by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonies nos. 1-3 by Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin( )

18 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having already put their stamp on Rimsky-Korsakov's Sheherazade, conductor Gerard Schwarz and the Seattle Symphony demonstrate their performing prowess by taking on a trio of symphonies from Borodin
 
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Charles Lederer presents Edwin Lester's production of Kismet : a musical Arabian night
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Symphony, no. 2, B minorOn the steppes of central AsiaSymphony no. 1, E♭ majorCharles Lederer presents Edwin Lester's production of Kismet : a musical Arabian nightOverture to the opera Prince Igor
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A. Borodin

Aleksandar Borodin

Aleksander Borodin componist uit Keizerrijk Rusland (1833-1887)

Aleksander Porfirjeviç Borodin

Aleksandr Borodin

Aleksandr Borodin rosyjski kompozytor

Aleksandr Borodin russisk kemiker og komponist

Aleksandr Borodin russisk kjemikar og komponist

Aleksandr Borodin russisk kjemiker og komponist

Aleksandr Borodin rysk kemist och kompositör

Aleksandr Porfir'evič Borodin compositore, medico e chimico russo

Aleksandr Porfirjevič Borodin

Aleksandr Porfiryevich Borodin

Aleksandras Borodinas

Aleksandre Porfirevich Borodin

Aleksandrs Borodins krievu komponists, ārsts un ķīmiķis

Alekszandr Porfirjevics Borogyin orosz zeneszerző, kémikus, az Orosz ötök tagja

Alexander Borodin

Alexander Borodin Russian composer, doctor and chemist

Alexander Borondin

Alexander Porfirjewitsch Borodin

Alexander Porfirjewitsch Borodin russischer Komponist, Chemiker und Mediziner

Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin

Alexander Porfyrevich Borodin

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Alexandr Porfirievič Borodin ruský hudobný skladateľ, chemik a lekár

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Alexandr Porfirjevič Borodin

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Alexandre Borodine

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Alexandre Porfirievitch Borodine

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Borodin, Alejandro

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Александар Бородин

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אלכסנדר בורודין

בורודין, אלכסנדר

בורודין, אלכסנדר פורפירביץ' 1833-1887

ألكسندر بورودين

الکساندر برودین آهنگساز و شیمی‌دان روسی

بورودىين الەكساندر پورفىيريەۆىيتش

ئەلەکساندر بۆرۆدین

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ალექსანდრე ბოროდინი

보로딘, 알렉산더 1833-1887

보로딘, 알렉산드르 포르피레비치 1833-1887

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アレクサンドル・ポルフィーリエヴィチ・ボロディン

アレクサンドル・ボロディン

ボロディン

ボロディン, A.

ボロディン, アレクサンドル

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