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Episode 4

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Thursday 28 January 2010

For more than a century, the "Polovtsian Dances" from Borodin's great national opera "Prince Igor" have been better known than the opera itself, the composer's greatest work for the stage. Today, Donald Macleod sets about putting that right, as he introduces extended excerpts from Act 2 of the opera, from which the famous orchestral showpiece hails.

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    Alexander Borodin Stranger In Paradise

    Performer: Tony Bennett

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    Alexander Borodin Prince Igor: Opera in Four Acts and Prologue (excerpts) Completed and orchestrated by Nico

    Performer: Polovtsian Maiden – Elena Stoyanova - soprano Performer: Konchakovna - Alexandrina Milcheva-Nonova - contralto Performer: Vladimir Igoryevich – Kaludi Kaludov – tenor Performer: Prince Igor – Boris Martinovich – baritone Performer: Sofia National Opera Chorus, Sofia Festival Orchestra Performer: Emil Tchakarov

    SONY CLASSICAL S3K44878

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    Alexander Borodin Prince Igor: Opera in Four Acts and Prologue

    Performer: Skula – Stoil Georgiev - bass Performer: Yeroshka – Angel Petkov - tenor Performer: Sofia National Opera Chorus Performer: Sofia Festival Orchestra Performer: Emil Tchakarov

    SONY CLASSICAL S3K44878

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