String Quartets Nos 1 & 2
Haydn Quartet, Budapest
One of Borodin’s most neglected masterpieces, the First String Quartet, here coupled with his Second.
Symphonies Nos 1-3
Seattle Symphony Orchestra/Gerard Schwarz
This new recording of the symphonies, including the incomplete Third, does full justice to these engaging and hauntingly inspired works.
Ivan Petrov, Tatyana Tugarinova etc; Bolshoi Theatre Chorus & Orchestra/Mark Ermler
Melodiya MELCD 1000413
The nearest to a complete version of Borodin’s opera on CD, this captures the Bolshoi Opera in peak form.
Complete Piano Music
Marco Rapetti (piano)
A fascinating collection, which ranges from Borodin’s earliest piece of juvenilia, a Polka composed aged nine, to one of his last completed works, the Petite Suite.