Borodin: the composer & his music

a descriptive and critical analysis of his works and a study of his value as an art-force, with many references to the Russian Kouchka circle of five--Balakirev, Moussorgsky, César Cui and Rimsky-Korsakov with Borodin
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W. Reeves , London
Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, -- 1833
Statementby Gerald E.H. Abraham. With portraits and musical examples.
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LC ClassificationsML410.B73 A4
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Pagination4 p. l., 205 p.
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Artist Biography by. Though far from prolific as a composer -- by day he was a scientist noted for his research on aldehydes -- Alexander Borodin nevertheless earned a secure place in the history of Russian music. As a creative spirit, Borodin was the most accomplished of the Russian nationalists composers.

Aleksandr Porfirevich Borodin (əlyĬksän´dər pərfē´rĬvĬch bôrôdyēn´), –87, Russian composer, chemist, and studied at the academy of medicine in St.

Petersburg, where he later taught chemistry. He also helped found a school of medicine for women. Biography. Alexander Borodin (–) worked as a scientist and composed as a hobby.

His most famous work is his symphonic picture, In the Steppes of Central Asia, which takes his unique Oriental style to unprecedented levels of poetic sensitivity. Aleksandr Borodin, major Russian nationalist composer of the 19th Borodin: the composer & his music book.

He was also a scientist notable for his research on aldehydes. Borodin’s father was a Georgian prince and his mother an army doctor’s wife, and he was reared in comfortable circumstances.

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His gift for languages and music was. The result is a complete classical music education in one volume.

Comprehensive, discriminating, and delightfully irreverent, Classical Music provides such essential information as: * Rankings of the top 50 composers (Bach is #1. Borodin is #50) * A detailed and anecdotal look at each composer's life and work/5(73).

Schonberg, who was the New York Times chief music critic for Borodin: the composer & his music book decades, covers the canon of Western Music from Monteverdi right through the 's (the book was originally published in ).

And it is a long adventure, covering all of the major composers and some minor ones as It has taken me a month to plow through this tome/5. - Buy Classical Music: The 50 Greatest Composers and Their 1, Greatest Works book online at best prices in India on Read Classical Music: The 50 Greatest Composers and Their 1, Greatest Works book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified orders/5(51).

Borodin wrote two successful symphonies, quartets and other music. My favorite is In the Steppes of Central Asia, which is what is called a tone or symphonic poem. In any event, I recommend this book for lovers of history or symphonic music.

I cannot give it 5 stars because I can't say it is a classic or in some other way extraordinary, but, after reading many books on Russian composers /5(2). Comprehensive, discriminating, and delightfully irreverent, Classical Music provides such essential information as: * Rankings of the top 50 composers (Bach is #1.

Borodin is #50) * A detailed and anecdotal look at each composer's life and work * The five primary works of each composer and specific recommended CDs for each.4/4(6).

Russian music stems from the genius of Glinka and reaches its full development in the works of the 'Kuchka' (the mighty Handful); it has long since become well known all over the world. It is only fitting therefore that a book on Borodin by a Russian musicologist should appear in.

Alexander Borodin. In a letter ofthe great Russian composer Tchaikovsky noted that “Borodin possesses talent, a very great talent, which, however, has come to nothing for want of instruction, and because blind fate has led him into the science laboratories.”. Borodin is known best for his symphonies, his two string quartets, the symphonic 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. English-language books devoted to Borodin are relatively rare, though a large percentage of the total bibliography is concerned with the problems Prince Igor poses.

A short study that deals mostly with the composer’s music is Gerald Abraham, Borodin: The Composer and His Music (William Reeves, ). Get 10% off orders of $40 or more, 15% off orders of $ or more, or 20% off orders of $ or more. Simply enter the code 23YEARS in the Promo Code field on the shopping cart page and click Apply to receive your discount.

Details: • One-time use per customer. Borodin: the composer & his music; a descriptive and critical analysis of his works and a study of his value as an art-force, with many references to the Russian Kouchka circle of five--Balakirev, Moussorgsky, César Cui and Rimsky-Korsakov with Borodin.

Borodin, the composer & his music: a descriptive and critical analysis of his works and a study of his value as an art-force. [Gerald Abraham] Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Borodin's music was highly influenced by Russian life, salon music, folk songs and dances, and was rich in lush, unusual harmonies.

Borodin is best known for his three symphonies, two string quintets, and his opera  Prince Igor. Borodin began composing  Prince Igor  in. Twelve of the best books featuring classical music. Sir Henry Wood: Champion of JS Bach Hannah French Boydell Press Footnotes are often overlooked, yet in this meticulously researched exposé on Sir Henry Wood’s devotion to Bach’s music, they become a vital part of the reading experience.

Out of countless examples, a mention on p58 of. His work was always leaving little time for his music. He died without completing his masterpiece Prince Igor. Borodin was a pro-active person. He was a composer of enormous energy, romantic and exuberant, he was passionate about Russian folk music and was inspired by heroes of Russian folklore.

This book was an excellent introduction to classical music and to top classical composers. Starting with a background of what classical music is and how it developed, the author provides a brief synopsis and recommended works for each of (his) top 50 composers/5.

Further Reading on Aleksandr Profirevich Borodin The basic biography of Borodin is Sergei Dianin, Borodin (trans. An earlier work is Gerald E.

Abraham, Borodin: The Composer and His Music (). Borodin: The Composer & His Music: A Descriptive and Critical Analysis of His Works and a Study of His Value as an Art-Force, with Many References to the Russian Kouchka Circle of Five -- Balakirev, Moussorgsky, C sar Cui and Rimsky-Korsakov with Borodin.

Aleksandr Profirevich BorodinThe Russian composer Aleksandr Porfirevich Borodin () was also a physician and research chemist. He epitomized the group of composers known as the "Mighty Five" and used folk music in conscious pursuit of a "national style." Source for information on Aleksandr Profirevich Borodin: Encyclopedia of World Biography dictionary.

Alexander Borodin was a well-known music composer, doctor, chemist and philanthropist. He developed an interest towards chamber music while pursuing his chemical studies. He composed many symphonies, out of which “Prince Igor” is considered to be his best work. 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. Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin (born St. Petersburg October 12th ; died St. Petersburg February 27 ) was a Russian composer. Like many Russian composers of the 19th century he was an amateur musician.

His main job was Professor of Chemistry at the University of St Petersburg. He had to compose in his spare time. When he was ill he had more leisure to write music. The Borodin String Quartet was named in his honour. The chemist Alexander Shulgin uses the name "Alexander Borodin" as a fictional persona in the books PiHKAL and TiHKAL.

References ^ Abraham, Gerald. Borodin: the Composer and his Music. London, ^ Dianin, Sergei Aleksandrovich. Borodin. London, New York, Oxford University Press, It was said of Russian composer Alexander Borodin (–87) that "no musician has ever claimed immortality with so slender an offering." His lifelong work as a graduate research chemist and teacher preoccupied him, leaving little time for the music composing that he loved.

Juggling Music “Music is a relaxation from more serious occupations,” said Alexander. That is until he met Mily Balakirev in While under his tutelage for composition—as an amateur, Alexander had not much experience with large-scale orchestration—he began his Symphony No.

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1 in E flat major and it took five years to complete; it was first performed inwith Balakirev. Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (12 November 27 February ) was a Russian Romantic composer and chemist of GeorgianRussian parentage. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five (or "The Mighty Handful"), who were dedicated to producing a specifically Russian kind of art : 12 NovemberSaint Petersburg.

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Oxford University Press. ISBN (paperback). Samuel Barber () was one of the most important and honored American composers of the twentieth century.Though far from prolific as a composer -- by day he was a scientist noted for his research on aldehydes -- Alexander Borodin nevertheless earned a secure place in the history of Russian music.

As a creative spirit, Borodin was the most accomplished of the Russian nationalists composers.[72 PDF + 70 MP3 + 7 MIDI] - Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (Russian: Александр Порфирьевич Бородин, Aleksandr Porfir'evič Borodin) (31 Oct./12 Nov.

? 15/27 Feb. ) was a Russian composer of Georgian parentage who made his living as a notable chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five, who were dedicated .