“Polovtsian Dances”


Excerpts from opera “Prince Igor”

Level : 1 – novice

practice instructions PDF
music sheet PDF
“soloist plus orchestra” demo MP3
“minus soloist” play-along mp3
Synthesia video tutorial

Length: 1min 47sec

Format: downloadable

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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 “Polovtsian Dances” from “Prince Igor” supplied the melody for a famous 20th century popular song, “Stranger in Paradise”.

HomeOrchestra arrangements of classical music standards will help you feel like a professional from first steps. Listen to “the Demo” file, where songs are featured exactly as they finally should sound, with HomeOrchestra’s soloist and the orchestra. Practice with our music sheet, then play our “play-along” track, step in as a soloist, and enjoy leading a full-scale symphonic orchestra in the comfort of your home!