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Petite Suite 2. Intermezzo

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Uploaded by: Erzahler (02/04/24)
Composer: Borodin, Alexander
Sample Producer: Milan Digital Audio
Sample Set: Salisbury Cathedral Father Willis
Software: Hauptwerk VII
Genre: Romantic
Description:
Aleksandr Borodin.
Born St Petersburg, Russia, 12 November 1833.
Died St. Petersburg, 27 February 1887.
A major Russian nationalist composer of the 19th century. He was also a scientist notable for his research on aldehydes.
His gift for languages and music was evident early on, and as a schoolboy he learned to play the piano, flute, and cello and to compose music. From 1850 to 1856 he studied at the Medico-Surgical Academy, specializing in chemistry, and received a doctorate in 1858. He became adjunct professor of chemistry at the Medico-Surgical Academy and full professor in 1864. From this period dates his first major work, the Symphony No. 1 in E-flat Major (1862–67), written as a result of his acquaintance with Mily Balakirev, of whose circle (The Five) he was a member, along with Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov, Modest Mussorgsky, and César Cui. Borodin began his Symphony No. 2 in B Minor in 1869, when he also began work on his operatic masterpiece, Prince Igor (completed posthumously by Rimsky-Korsakov and Aleksandr Glazunov). Act II of Prince Igor contains the often-played “Polovtsian Dances.”
This little work is full of Borodin's style and is part of a charming Petite Suite for piano finished in 1885.
Music attached below;
1. At the Convent 2. Intermezzo 3. Mazurka I 4. Mazurka II 5. Rêverie 6. Serénade 7. Nocturne.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_compositions_by_Alexander_Borodin

Three movements played by Istvan Nagy here;
https://www.contrebombarde.com/concerthall/music/42181
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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