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Borodin: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2; Polovtsian Dances

March 10, 2016

Borodin’s First Symphony was one of his earliest large-scale works and shows a great increase of technical skill over anything he had done before. Of course, it was a brave decision on Borodin’s part to undertake a symphony when he had little experience of large-scale form and none of orchestration. The influence of Schumann is […]