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The Essential Borodin


Release Date: 06/12/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 455632   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Nicolai GhiaurovZlatina Ghiaurov
Conductor:  Sir Georg SoltiEdward DownesVladimir AshkenazyJean Martinon,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borodin String Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1.
Prince Igor: Overture by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Length: 10 Minutes 55 Secs. 
2.
Prince Igor: I hate a dreary life "Galitsky's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov ()
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Length: 3 Minutes 57 Secs. 
3.
Prince Igor: How goes it, Prince? "Konchak's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov ()
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
4.
Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1966 
Length: 13 Minutes 49 Secs. 
5.
For the shores of thy far native land by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Zlatina Ghiaurov (Piano), Nicolai Ghiaurov ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 4 Minutes 32 Secs. 
6.
Symphony no 1 in E flat major by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1867; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1992 
Length: 35 Minutes 21 Secs. 
7.
Symphony no 2 in B minor by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1876; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1960 
Length: 24 Minutes 38 Secs. 
8.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major by Alexander Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borodin String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 27 Minutes 9 Secs. 
9.
In the steppes of central Asia by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 6 Minutes 49 Secs. 
10.
Symphony no 3 in A minor by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1954 
Length: 16 Minutes 3 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Superb Offering from This Grossly Underrated Comp June 24, 2013 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "This 2 disc set is a must for all lovers of classical music! If you are not a rabid fan of Borodin before you hear it, you will be after you hear it. All three of his great symphonies are included plus several excerpts from Prince Igor as well as his String Quartet No. 2 and others of his fabulous repertoire. The String Quartet is notable not only because it is brilliantly presented by the fine Borodin Quartet (who else?), but by the fact that two of its movements were the inspirations for popular songs: the Notturno, "And This Is My Beloved," and the Scherzo, "Baubles, Bangles and Beads." Sir Georg Solti and the London Symphony Orchestra radiate in their powerful performance of the popular Prince Igor, and Jean Martinon leads the same orchestra in a dazzling performance of Borodin's Symphony No. 2. Other featured musicians are Vladimir Ashkenazy with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande led by Ernest Ansermet. All of the works on this two disc set are outstanding and are sure to please you immensely. Very highly recommended." Report Abuse
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