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today’s birthday: Francis Younghusband (1863)


Francis Younghusband (1863)

Younghusband was a British Army officer and explorer remembered for his travels in the Far East and Central Asia. In 1887, he journeyed from China to India, crossing the Gobi desert and the Mustagh Pass of the Karakorum range. In 1904, he led a military expedition that participated in the massacring of Tibetan troops and forced a treaty upon Tibet that opened it to Western trade. Apparently, he later regretted his role in these events. What changed his mind? More… Discuss

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Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia – Svetlanov , great compositions/performances


Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia – Svetlanov

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Alexander Porfir’yevich Borodin, In the Steppes of Central Asia, In the Steppes Of Central Asia: great compositions/performances


make music part of your life series Borodin: Steppes of Central Asia – Ashkenazy*


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Borodin: Steppes of Central Asia – Ashkenazy*

 

make music pat of your life series: BORODIN – In the Steppes of Central Asia


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BORODIN – In the Steppes of Central Asia

Alexander Borodin
In the Steppes of Central Asia 7:27

Exlusive BBC Studio Recording
BBC Philharmonic
Vassily Sinaisky (conductor)

Recorded in Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester
on 28 April 2007

The BBC Music Magazine Collection
Vol.16 No.3

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Great Compositions/Performances: Beethoven Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus Overture Op.43 by Immerseel, Anima Eterna (2009)


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Beethoven Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus Overture Op.43 by Immerseel, Anima Eterna (2009)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus Overture Op.43
(The Creatures of Prometheus Overture Op.43)

Anima Eterna
Jos van Immerseel, Conductor

22nd September 2009
Live at Au Concert Nobel, Bruxelles

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(Beethoven Symphony No.5, Mov.4 by Immerseel, Anima Eterna)

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Borodin – In the Steppes of Central Asia (1880), played on period instruments



In the Steppes of Central Asia (1880)

A “musical tableau” for orchestra by Russian composer and chemist Alexander Borodin (1833-1887), a member of the group of composers known as The Five, or the Mighty Handful. The work was originally intended to celebrate the silver anniversary of the reign of Czar Alexander II, who had expanded the domain of Imperial Russia eastward into Central Asia. The celebration never came to fruition due to the assassination of the Czar; instead the piece was premiered in a concert in 1880 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and the orchestra of the Russian Opera. Borodin dedicated it to Franz Liszt.

This recording was made by conductor Jos van Immerseel and the Anima Eterna Orchestra, which plays on period instruments.