Russian composer Aleksandr Porfiryevich Borodin (1833-87) was also a chemist and physician. He published important chemistry papers and helped found a women's medical school. Music, especially composition, was his recreation. He later joined Balakirev in Moguchaya Kuchka (Mighty Little Heap), or The Five, a group of influential, nationalistic composers. Other members were Rimsky-Korsakov, Cui, and Mussorgsky.
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Borodin, Alexander Porfir'yevich
Brief biography and caricature with summaries of his operas and orchestral music and recommended recordings.
Borodin, Alexander Porfirievich
Biographical data, recommended CDs, books and sheet music, bibliography, and links to biographical essays from Dr. Estrella's Incredibly Abridged Dictionary of Composers.
Classical Music Archives: Alexander Borodin
Biography of Borodin from the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music. Complete files offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats, including live recordings of featured artists.
Miscellaneous Songs by A. Borodin
List of songs, some with texts.
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