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Alexander Borodin


Who is Alexander Borodin?

Alexander Borodin: Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin was a Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five, who were dedicated to producing a specifically Russian kind of art music. He is best known for his symphonies, his two string quartets, In the Steppes of Central Asia and his opera Prince Igor. Music from Prince Igor and his string quartets was later adapted for the US musical Kismet.

  • also known as Александр Порфирьевич Бородин; Borodin, Alexandr; A. Borodin; Alexandre Borodine; Alexander Porfyrevich Borodin; Aleksandr Porfirjevič Borodin; Александр Бородин; Borodin; Бородин, Александр; Borodine; Alexander Porfirjewitsch Borodin; Alexandr Porfirevich Borodin; Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin; Borodin, Alexander Porfyrevich; Aleksandr Porfirʹevich Borodin
  • born on (182 years ago) in Saint Petersburg
  • nationality: Russia
  • profession: Chemist, composer
  • died on (128 years ago) in Saint Petersburg
  • genres: Opera, Art song
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Alexander Borodin is fictional character from the film Mussorgsky.

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Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of World History (2017)

by Donker Van Heel

Alexander Borodin Borodino Place on the Moskva River, near Moscow, Russia. After the battle of Borodino in September 1812, Napoleon entered Moscow. Tolstoy's Borsippa Ancient city near Babylon in Mesopotamia. It attained its. War and ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Music (2004)

by Christine Ammer

Borodin, Alexander Borodin (bor o de ̄n′), Alexander (ä′′le ksän′dr), 1833–1887. A Russian composer who became one of the so-called Five (see FIVE, THE), the group of composers who devoted themselves to founding a school of ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Romantic Music (2013)

by John Michael Cooper

Alexander Borodin, César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; Stasov's grouping also included ...

Google previewThe Harvard Biographical Dictionary of Music (1996)

by Don Michael Randel

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