Borodin: Chamber Music

Borodin: Chamber Music
Composer Alexander Borodin
Artist Moscow Trio
Moscow String Quartet
Format 3 CD
Cat. number 93973
EAN code 5028421939735
Release October 2009

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About this release

Alexander Porfireyevich Borodin was the illegitimate son of a prince and his mistress, educated at home in St Petersburg by his mother. Although music was an early passion, he discovered his avocation once he matriculated at the city's Medical-Surgical Academy. A chemist he became, and a good one, though not without his extra-curricular enthusiasms: the head of department once admonished him thus, mid-lecture: 'Mr Borodin, busy yourself a little less with songs. I’m putting all my hopes in you as my successor, but all you think of is music: you can’t hunt two hares at the same time.'

This release contains a selection of chamber music, great performances by the Moscow Trio and the Moscow String Quartet.

Track list

Disk 1

  1. String Quartet No.1 in A: I. Moderato
  2. String Quartet No.1 in A: II. Andante con moto
  3. String Quartet No.1 in A: III. Scherzo: Prestissimo
  4. String Quartet No.1 in A: IV. Finale: Andante – Allegro risoluto
  5. Piano Quintet in C Minor: I. Andante
  6. Piano Quintet in C Minor: II. Scherzo: Allegro non troppo
  7. Piano Quintet in C Minor: III. Finale: Allegro moderato

Disk 2

  1. String Quartet No.2 in D: I. Allegro moderato
  2. String Quartet No.2 in D: II. Scherzo: Allegro
  3. String Quartet No.2 in D: III. Nocturne: Andante
  4. String Quartet No.2 in D: IV. Finale: Andante – Vivace
  5. String Quintet in F Minor: I. Allegro con brio
  6. String Quintet in F Minor: II. Andante ma non troppo
  7. String Quintet in F Minor: III. Menuetto
  8. String Quintet in F Minor: IV. Finale: Prestissimo
  9. String Quintet in F Minor: Serenata alla spagnola for string quartet

Disk 3

  1. Sextet in D Minor: I. Allegro
  2. Sextet in D Minor: II. Andante
  3. Sextet in D Minor: Trio in G Minor for two violins and cello on a Russian song ‘What have I done to hurt you?’
  4. Trio in G for two violins and cello: I. Allegro
  5. Trio in G for two violins and cello: II. Andante
  6. Piano Trio in D: I. Allegro con brio
  7. Piano Trio in D: II. Romance: Andante
  8. Piano Trio in D: III. Intermezzo: Tempo di minuetto