Borodin’s most famous composition is the opera “Prince Igor”, on which he worked for nearly twenty years. It was never finished until after his death, when his composer friends, Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunow, completed it. It contains wonderful melodies that remind the listener of old Russia. The “Polovetsian Dances” from “Prince Igor” supplied the melody for a famous 20th century popular song, “Stranger in Paradise”.
HomeOrchestra arrangements of classical music standards is a very desirable addition to a school orchestra repertoire. It allows to choose a member of any group – keyboards, strings, woodwinds or brass – and give them an unprecedented opportunity to shine as a soloist of a symphonic orchestra from the youngest age!
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Credits: Konstantin Kuzmin, piano / “Gnessin Virtuosi” Youth Orchestra /Mikhail Khokhlov, conductor