Alexander Borodin

Alexander Borodin in 1865 Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (; 12 November 183327 February 1887) was a Russian chemist and Romantic musical composer of Georgian ancestry. 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 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''.

A doctor and chemist by profession, Borodin made important early contributions to organic chemistry. Although he is presently known better as a composer, during his lifetime, he regarded medicine and science as his primary occupations, only practising music and composition in his spare time or when he was ill. As a chemist, Borodin is known best for his work concerning organic synthesis, including being among the first chemists to demonstrate nucleophilic substitution, as well as being the co-discoverer of the aldol reaction. Borodin was a promoter of education in Russia and founded the School of Medicine for Women in Saint Petersburg, where he taught until 1885. Provided by Wikipedia
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...Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887. V sredneĭ Aziĭ....
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...Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887. V Sredneĭ Azii....
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...Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887. Malenʹkai︠a︡ si︠u︡ta. Petite suite....
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...Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887. Chudnyĭ sad. Polyglot. Clair jardin--....
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...Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887. Quartets, violins (2), viola, cello, no. 2, D major. 2...
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...Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887. Symphonies, no. 2, B minor. Symphony, no. 2, B minor....
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...Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887. Iz slez moika. French. Fleurs d'amour. Pour ténor ou...
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...Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887. Pesni︠a︡ temnogo lesa. French. Chanson de la forêt...
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...Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887. V sredneĭ Azii; arranged. V sredneĭ Aziĭ....
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...Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirʹevich, 1833-1887. Morskai︠a︡ t︠s︡arevna. French. Reine de la mer. Pour...
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