In Alexander Borodin’s opera Prince Igor, left unfinished at the composer’s death, we have modern Russia of the 12th century fighting pre-modern Russia. Prince Igor and his army are going to war against the Polovtsy who have attacked Russian lands.
Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) followed Balakirev and became a member of The Five, that group of up- and-coming young composers who set out to create a true Russian music. Holding down a day job as professor of chemistry, he was a
Symphony No.1 in E flat Major (Andante) Stephen Gunzenhauser, conductor Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra From Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2 and 3 (1990) Released by Naxos Borodin: Symphony No. 1 in E flat major (Andante) “The Slovak performances are alive