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Episode 3

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Wednesday 27 January 2010

The "Nocturne" from Borodin's Second String Quartet is one of the most beautiful works ever written. Shame it's been rearranged, covered and generally messed about with by all and sundry. In today's episode Donald Macleod presents a glowing performance of the complete work by the Borodin Quartet, as well as the composer's greatest orchestral masterpiece - his Second Symphony.

Music Played

3 items
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
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    Alexander Borodin Nocturne (arr. Les Baxter)

    CRESCENDO GNP 2053, 1

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    Alexander Borodin String Quartet no.2 in D Major

    Performer: Borodin Quartet (1980 Melodiya release) Performer: Mikhail Kopelman Performer: Andrei Abramenkov (violins) Performer: Dmitri Shebalin (viola) Performer: Valentin Berlinsky (cello)

    EMI CDC7477952, 5 to 8

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    Alexander Borodin Symphony no.2 in B Minor

    Performer: Toronto Symphony Orchestra Performer: (Sir) Andrew Davis

    SONY CLASSICAL SB2K62406, 5 to 8

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