Borodin String Quartets Nos 1 & 2
Haydn Quartet, Budapest
One of Borodin’s most neglected masterpieces, the First String Quartet, here coupled with his Second.
Borodin 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.
Borodin Prince Igor
Ivan Petrov, Tatyana Tugarinova etc; Bolshoi Theatre Chorus & Orchestra/Mark Ermler
Melodiya MELCD 1000413
Borodin 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.
Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.