Alexander Borodin

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    The Girl with the Flaxen HairAlexander Borodin
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    Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Rhenish": III. Nicht schnellAlexander Borodin
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    Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2Alexander Borodin
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    Grand Canyon Suite: I. SunriseAlexander Borodin
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    Fantasia No. 3 in D Minor, K. 397Alexander Borodin

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        A Russian composer in many forms, including opera (Prince Igor, 1887). Borodin was one of "The Mighty Five" Russians who wrote nationalist music. The illegitimate son of a prince and a civil servant, he became an important research chemist and physical scientist. He wrote music of great originality and beauty -- bold orchestral tone poems on exotic lands and subjects, as well as Russian nationalist works influenced by folk melodies and featuring astonishing harmonic and rhythmic... Read more

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