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Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky

String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
I don't know much about classical music. For years I thought the Goldberg Variations where something Mr. and Mrs. Goldberg tried on their wedding night. Woody Allen

Borodin, String Quartet No. 1 in A Major

January 30th, 2005

Alexander Borodin (1833-1887)

String Quartet No. 1 in A Major (on a theme of Beethoven), 1879

Alexander BorodinAlexander Borodin was a full-time professional Chemist, and in his spare time, a composer. Still, he managed to write a small but highly regarded oeuvre including two symphonies, two operas, and two string quartets among his mature works. All of them show tremendous craftsmanship, a gift for melody, a distinctive personality, and they secure Borodin’s reputation as one of the great Russian composers emerging in the late 19th century. Borodin was one of “The Five”, the so-called “Mighty Handful” of Russian composers that associated in St. Petersburg and sought to create a distinctly Russian national art music independent of dominant western European models. « more »

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