185 years of Alexander Borodin

Today world of music is celebrating 185 years of Alexander Borodin – one of the members of Mighty Handful ( Mily Balakirev, César Cui, Modest Mussorgsky, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov were too here).

Alexander Borodin is one of the great Russian composers of the 19th century. His output is legendary, the maestro creating a number of symphonies, a famed string quartet, and the tone poem “In the Steppes of Central Asia.”
He also composed a number of operas, most famously “Prince Igor,” which he never finished. Born on Nov. 12, 1833, he would pass away in 1887, leaving his great opera unfinished. Rimsky-Korsakov and Glazunov would finish the opera and it would get its first performance in 1890.