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The World Of Borodin


Release Date: 09/02/2008 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 444389   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Alexander BorodinLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Nicolai GhiaurovVladimir AshkenazyZlatina Ghiaurov
Conductor:  Sir Georg SoltiEdward DownesErnest AnsermetJean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraBorodin String QuartetLondon Symphony Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Works on This Recording

1. Prince Igor: Overture by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
2. Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major: 3rd movement, Andante "Nocturne" by Alexander Borodin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Borodin String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
3. Prince Igor: I hate a dreary life "Galitsky's Aria" by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass)
Conductor:  Edward Downes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1887; Russia 
4. Scherzo for Piano in A flat major by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Russia 
5. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 4 in A minor, Op. 23 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
6. In the steppes of central Asia by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Russia 
7. For the shores of thy far native land by Alexander Borodin
Performer:  Nicolai Ghiaurov (Bass), Zlatina Ghiaurov (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Russia 
8. Symphony no 2 in B minor by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Jean Martinon
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869-1876; Russia 
9. Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances by Alexander Borodin
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 

Sound Samples

Overture Prince Igor
String Quartet No.2 in D: 3. Notturno
Prince Igor / Act 1: "Greshno tait, ya skuki ne lyublyu (Galitzky's Aria)
Scherzo in A flat (1885)
Prince Igor / Act 2: Polovtsian Dances and Chorus
In the Steppes of Central Asia
Dlya Beregov Otschizni Dal'noi (For the Shores of Your Distant Homeland)
Symphony No.2 in B minor: 1. Allegro
Symphony No.2 in B minor: 2. Scherzo: Prestissimo - Allegretto
Symphony No.2 in B minor: 3. Andante
Symphony No.2 in B minor: 4. Finale: Allegro

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 An Essential Borodin Selection! September 1, 2012 By Richard F. Buckley (Jefferson Hills, PA) See All My Reviews "I absolutely love this CD. I acquired it essentially for the Nocturne String Quartet in D, which is the most pleasing rendition of this old favorite that I have ever heard. Yet, The Steppes of Central Asia is equally pleasing as are the selections from Prince Igor and the other cuts. Borodin is a grossly unappreciated composer, and this magnificent selection proves it without a doubt. If I could give this CD 10 stars, I would do so. Don't hesitate! Buy it." Report Abuse
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