Alexander Borodin

Russian chemist and composer, 1833-1887

"A doctor and chemist by profession and training, Borodin made important early contributions to organic chemistry. As a chemist, Borodin is known best for his work concerning organic synthesis. Although he is presently known better as a composer, during his lifetime, he regarded medicine and science as his primary occupations. He was one of the prominent 19th-century composers known as ""The Mighty Handful"", a group dedicated to producing a uniquely Russian kind of classical music, rather than imitating earlier Western European models. Borodin is known best for his symphonies, his two string quartets, the symphonic poem ""In the Steppes of Central Asia"" and his opera ""Prince Igor""."

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Borodin, Alexander

bedeutender russischer Chemiker und Mediziner. Bis heute berühmt ist er als Klavierdilettant und Komponist (1833-1887). Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift. no place. 8vo. 1 page.
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Letter addressed to the Russian conductor and composer Mikhail Romanovich Schiglev (1834-1903). Schiglev was one of the closest friends of Alexander Borodin. „I hasten to inform you that I have seen Cui today. He’s got nothing against performing the opera*, however he’s got no music score: either Rahter or Hlaváč has it, Cui doesn’t remember. In any case, Cui would like you to come by and have negotiation about it. He lives near the Anichkov bridge along the Fontanka river, house Nr.38, flat Nr.12.

You can find him there every day from 6-7 pm, and on the saturdays, sundays and mondays also in the morning from 9 to 13 pm. Take care. Aleksander Borodin“ - *Apparently it’s about intention to perform one of the operas of Cesar Cui at "the St.Petersburg Circle of Music Lovers" (St.Petersburg amateur choral and orchestral society), where Shiglev was as the conductor..

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Borodin, Alexander

bedeutender russischer Chemiker und Mediziner. Bis heute berühmt ist er als Klavierdilettant und Komponist (1833-1887). Eigenh. Brief mit Unterschrift. no place. 8vo. 1 page.
$ 3,402 / 3.000 € (77065)

Letter addressed to the Russian conductor and composer Mikhail Romanovich Schiglev (1834-1903). Schiglev was one of the closest friends of Alexander Borodin. „I hasten to notify you that the meeting of music commission today did not take place. I wrote to the committee*, but got a reply that the committee ask me to postpone the meeting due to little chance of being able to get all the commission members to convene, "as Lyadov, Reichardt and Lavrov are busy with the exams." Regarding the time of commission’s meeting - it will be decided upon at the general board* on Friday.

Your Aleksander Borodin.“ *Steering committee of "the St.Petersburg Circle of Music Lovers" (St.Petersburg amateur choral and orchestral society). *General board of "the St.Petersburg Circle of Music Lovers" (St.Petersburg amateur choral and orchestral society). Anatoly Konstantinovich Lyadov (Анатолий Константинович Лядов), (1855-1914) - famous Russian composer https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoly_Lyadov Alexander Vasilyevich Reichardt - Russian pianist, professor of the St.Petersburg conservatory, student of Alexander Drayschöc (1818-1869). Nikolay Stepanovich Lavrov (Николай Степанович Лавров) (1861-1927) -  Russian pianist, professor of the St.Petersburg conservatory, one of the closest friends of Anatoly Lyadov..

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