Russian Romantic Composer Alexander Borodin Died On This Day in 1887 [ON-THIS-DAY]

Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist Alexander Borodin died on this day in 1887 - aged 53

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Russian Romantic composer, doctor and chemist Alexander Borodin died on this day in 1887 – aged 53.

A member of the 19th Century ‘Russian Five’, his signature works include 3 symphonies, 2 string quartets – and the opera Prince Igor.

He was a notable advocate of women’s rights – and was the founder of the Women’s School of Medicine, in St Petersburg.

 

BORODIN QUARTET – ROSTISLAV DUBINSKY, YAROSLAV ALEXANDROV, DMITRI SHEBALIN & VALENTIN BERLINSKY | BORODIN STRING QUARTET NO. 2 | 1973

 

Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1-3 |CD|

Gerard Schwarz

Seattle Symphony

Release Date: July 5, 2011

Naxos

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