Borodin, the Lesser Known Russian Composer

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Alexander Porfirievich Borodin was born on, November 12th, in 1833, and died February 27th, 1887, being born to a commoner Russian woman and illegitimate son of a Georgian noble. You might not recognize his name right away, but you might have heard of the group of better-know Romantic-era Russian composers known as the “Mighty Five” or “Mighty Handful.” This group consisted of the founder and leader, Balakirev, as well as other composers Cui, Mussorgsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov and their main ...

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