On this day,
November 12, 1833
Russian chemist and Romantic musical composer
Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin
[Александр Порфирьевич Бородин]
Borodin 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.
❝ I am a composer in search of oblivion; and I’m always slightly ashamed to admit that I compose. ❞
Ah I always feel particular warmth towards Borodin as he never composed except in his free time or when ill. He considered being a chemist is ‘proper’ work. His friends reputedly used to beg him to get ill so he would write some more beautiful music. Bless him!
Thank goodness for his ‘spare time’! [I won’t say, “ill time’ as well! 😉 ]
Heavy dude! Accomplished.
Accomplished indeed! (I likem heavy! 😉)
… and sloppy wet! xoxo🧽🧽🧽
Your pictures are beautiful and I love the music of Borodin. A winning combo!
Ah, thank you, Dale! So happy you enjoyed it! Happy Monday and week ahead! ❤️💗
I did! And happy Monday to you!
It’s hard not to like the music of Borodin.
I love the dawn photos. A fine selection of music.
Thank you, my friend. Not as spectacular as yours. 😉 Glad you enjoyed Borodin.