Trio in G minor for 2 violins and cello; Alexander Borodin
Includes parts and score. Edited by Stephanie and Walter Preucil.
Published by International
Though Alexander Borodin (1833-87) considered chemistry his primary vocation, only composing in his spare time, his compositional talent was such that he achieved great renown for his music during his life and beyond. He was member of ''The Mighty Five'', a small composer collective dedicated to creating distinctly Russian music. His music is richly lyrical, harmonically colorful, and shows a special gift for melody.
Borodin's String Trio in G minor (1855) is a rare example of a 19th-century work for string trio. It is one of his earliest works, yet still shows his melodic gift. It is a short set of eight variations on the Russian folk song ''What have I done to hurt you?'' Long forgotten and then out of print, this International Edition restores this charming work to the repertory. For advanced players. Includes parts and score.