Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Off To Hear The Borodin String Quartet Perform Borodin and Beethoven

Portrait of Alexander Porfyrevich Borodin [1833-87] by Ilya Repin [Ukrainian-born Russian Realist Painter, 1844-1930].

"Borodin was born in Saint Petersburg, the illegitimate son of a Georgian Prince, Luka Gedevanishvili, who had him registered instead as the son of one of his serfs.... In 1954, Borodin was posthumously awarded a Tony Award for composition on the Broadway musical Kismet, by Robert Wright and George Forrest, which reworked several of his compositions." [Wikipedia]

Photo Source: russisches-musikarchiv bildarchiv


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