Александр Порфирьевич Бородин Александр Порфирьевич Бородин
Alexander Porfiryevitch Borodin (Александр Порфирьевич Бородин, Aleksandr Porfir’evič Borodin) (Nov.12, 1833 – Feb.27, 1887) was a Russian composer. Though during his life he had chemistry as his main profession, Borodin also became a well known musician. He is considered a member of the so-called “The Great Five”, a group of Russian composers who were dedicated to producing specifically national, grassroots kind of classical music. His fame out of Imperial Russia was introduced through Franz Liszt, who in 1880 held a performance of Borodin’s first symphony in Germany.

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