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Alexander Borodin (composer)


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 (181 years ago) in Saint Petersburg
  • nationality: Russia
  • profession: Chemist, composer
  • died on (127 years ago) in Saint Petersburg
  • genres: Opera, Art song
  • albums: "String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (The Borodin String Quartet)", "Prince Igor (Kirov Opera and Orchestra feat. conductor: Valery Gergiev)", "String Quartet No. 2 / Cello Sonata / Piano Quintet (Prazák Quartet feat. piano: Jaromír Klepác)", "Prince Igor (Bolshoi Theater Orchestra, feat. conductor: Alexander Melik-Pashayev)", "Symphonies 1 & 2 / In the Steppes of Central Asia (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy)", "String Quartets nos. 1 and 2", "Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 3", "The String Quartets", "In the Steppes of Central Asia / Symphony No. 2 / Polovtsian Dances", "Why art Thou so Early, Dawn? (Margarita Mamsirova feat. piano: Marika Novikova)", "String Quartets No. 1, No. 2 (Lark Quartet)", "The World of Borodin", "String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2 (Shostakovich Quartet)", "Prince Igor (Sofia Festival Orchestra & Sofia National Opera Chorus feat. conductor: Emil Tchakarov)", "Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 3", "Symphony 2 (B minor)", "Symphony no. 2 / In the Steppes of Central Asia / Prince Igor", "Symphonies Nos. 1-3 (National Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Loris Tjeknavorian)", "String Quartet No.1 & 2 (Russian String Quartet)", "The Essential Borodin", "Prince Igor (Bolshoy Theatre Chorus and Orchestra feat. conductor: Alexander Melik-Pashayev)", "Symphonies", "Prince Igor (Kirov opera and orchestra feat. conductor:Valery Gergiev)", "Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 (Dresdner Philharmonie feat. conductor: Michel Plasson)", "Symphonies nos.1 & 2", "Orchestral Works", "Borodin", "Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 & 3 / Overtures & Polovtsian Dances from "Prince Igor" / In the Steppes of Central Asia", "Dvorak: Quartet no. 12 in F Major, op. 96, 'The American' / Borodin String Quartet no. 2 in D Major", "Dvořák: "American" Quartet / Tchaikovsky: Quartet no. 1 / Borodin: Quartet no. 2", "BBC Music, Volume 16, Number 3: Glazunov: Symphony No. 5 / Borodin / Tchaikovsky (BBC Philharmonic feat. conductor: Vassily Sinaisky)", "Borodin Quartet No. 2 / Smetana Quartet No. 1 "From My Life"", "Pictures From an Exhibition (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra feat. conductor: Sir Charles Mackerras)", "Mussorgsky, Borodin (Philharmonia Orchestra feat. conductor: Herbert von Karajan)", "Piano Works by 'The Mighty Handful'", "Musique Russe", "Russian Piano Music", "Romantic Russia", "Tchaikovsky: 1812 / Marche slave / Borodin: Polovtsian Dances / In the Steppes of Central Asia / Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol / Russian Easter Festival Overture", "Bilder einer Ausstellung / Sinfonie Nr. 2 / Polowetzer Tänze (Berliner Philharmoniker)", "Russian Melodies - Classic Composers Late Romantic 20", "Une nuit sur le mont chauve", "Borodin: Symphony No. 2 / Polovtsian Dances / Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain", "Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition / Night on Bald Mountain / Khovanshchina / Borodin: In the Steppes of Central Asia", "Stravinsky the Composer, Volume IX: The Firebird (feat. conductor: Robert Craft)", "The Russian String Quartet", "Danses polovtsiennes du prince Igor de Borodine, Symphonie n°8 de Dvorak", "String Quartet op. 96 "American" / String Quartet no. 2 / String Quartet no. 8, op. 110", "Gallery of Classical Music: Rimsky-Korsakov & Borodin", "Overtüre 1812 / Polnische Tänze / etc. (feat. conductor Leopold Stokowski)"
  • written work: "Prince Igor"

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