November 12, 2019


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Today is the birthday of Russian composer Alexander Borodin who was consumed by his work as a chemist when he was writing an opera that is based on a 12th-century epic poem.  Earlier, Carl Grapentine played the “Polovtsian Dances” – the exhilarating climax to the opera’s second act.  What is the title of this opera that was unfinished when Borodin died?