Borodin keeps to the accepted divisions of Italian opera, and gives to Igor a long aria quite in the traditional style.
Borodin the composer is after all only the composer of a few fragments.
Borodin, who divided his life between science and music, wrote his opera piece by piece.
Nor did he feel within himself Borodin's rich and vivid sense of the past.
In 1856, while serving as an officer in the Preobrajensky Guards, he made the acquaintance of Borodin.
Borodin seems to be a special favourite in Germany (although they only care for this symphony).
As in the case of Borodin we are filled with amazement at the power of work and the versatility in Korsakoff's nature.
"The daughter of Nikoly Krnski, the one of Borodin fame, you know," somebody interrupted him.
Within a short time of their first meeting, the story of Cui and Moussorgsky was repeated in Borodin.
Rimsky-Korsakov and Borodin soon became intimate, notwithstanding the ten years difference in their ages.