Label: ORG Original Recordings Group – ORG153 – London CS 6126
AAA 100% Analogue – 45RPM – Two Disc – Pressed at RTI –
2,500 Numbered limited Edition – Mastered by Bernie Grundman
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Ernest Ansermet conducts L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande for this 1954 recording of Borodin’s Second & Third Symphonies.
Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin was a Russian Romantic composer, doctor, and chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five (or “The Mighty Handful”), who were dedicated to producing a specifically Russian kind of art music. He is best known for his symphonies, his two string quartets, In the Steppes of Central Asia and his opera Prince Igor. Music from Prince Igor and his string quartets was later adapted for the US musical Kismet.
Symphony No. 2 in B minor by Alexander Borodin was composed intermittently between 1869 and 1876. It consists of four movements and is considered the most important large-scale work completed by the composer himself. It has many melodic resemblances to both Prince Igor and Mlada, two theatre works that diverted Borodin’s attention on and off during the six years of composition.
Recorded October & November 1954 at Victoria Hall, Geneva
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