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Alexander Borodin

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Birth Name: Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin

Born: 12 November 1833 Died: 27 February 1887

Country of origin: Russian Federation


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Description: Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin was a Russian Romantic composer of Georgian origin, as well as a doctor and chemist. He was one of the prominent 19th-century composers known as The Mighty Handful, a group dedicated to producing a uniquely Russian kind of classical music, rather than imitating earlier Western European models. Borodin is best known for his symphonies, his two string quartets, the tone poem 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. A notable advocate of women's rights, Borodin was a promoter of education in ... (more)
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