Borodin - Piano Music

Alexander Borodin

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887) was a member of the group of Russian composers called The Five or The Mighty Handful (Balakirev, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov and Cui) who were dedicated to producing a specifically Russian kind of art music. He described himself as a "Sunday composer" - during the weeks he made a living as a chemist.
Borodin is best known for his symphonies and his opera Prince Igor, which contains his most famous single piece of music, the "Polovetzian dance".
He died suddenly from heart failure during a ball, apparently participating in the festivities very vigorously. Of interest for pianists are a piano trio (lacking the fourth and final movement) and a piano quintet, as well as the Petite Suite and Scherzo, which have both been orchestrated by Glazunov.

Borodin Piano Sheet Music

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Total pieces by Borodin: 2

TitleKey YearLevel
Au Couvent from Petite Suite C-sharp Minor 18857
Scherzo A-flat Major 18858+

Forum posts about Alexander Borodin

Re: Ravel, A la maniere de... Borodin by RachFan
Where a number of you listened to "A la maniere de... Emmanuel Chabrier", I thought I'd re-post the companion piece, "A ...

Re: Orchestral Composers piano works by desordre
Dear Mikey: Borodin has a Piano Trio and a Piano Quintet, both of great interest. Unfortunately, the trio lacks a final movement. By the ...