Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)
Information about the composer Alexander Borodin and his operas.
A Russian composer who made his living as a research chemist. He is most famous for his symphonies and the opera Prince Igor.
The opera tells how in twelfth-century Russia a prince leaves his home city to fight a tribe who capture him.
Recommended recordings on CD
Gergiev/Kit/Gorchakova (Philips 442 537-2)
The finest recording of the work, and the only one that does it full justice.
Kirov Theater Chorus, Kirov Theater Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, 1993.
Cast: Mikhail Kit (Igor), Galina Gorchakova (Yaroslavna), Gegam Grigorian (Vladimir), Vladimir Ognovenko (Prince Galitzky).
Philips 442 537-2