Tempo

Borodin - Polovtsian Dance from Prince Igor

Sheet music for violin

Alt. Title: Polovetsian Dance
Info: Prince Igor (Knyaz' Igor') is an opera in four acts with a prologue. The Polovtsian Dance is from the 2nd Act. The composer adapted the libretto from the Ancient Russian epic The Lay of Igor's Host, which recounts the campaign of Rus prince Igor Svyatoslavich against the invading Cuman ("Polovtsian") tribes in 1185. He also incorporated material drawn from two medieval Kievan chronicles.
Date: 1890
Artist: Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin
Born: 12 November 1833, Saint Petersburg
Died: 27 February 1887, Saint Petersburg
The artist: Russian Romantic composer, as well as a doctor and chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five (or "The Mighty Handful"), who were dedicated to producing a specifically Russian kind of art music. He is best known for his symphonies, his two string quartets, In the Steppes of Central Asia and his opera Prince Igor. Music from Prince Igor and his string quartets was later adapted for the US musical Kismet.
Instrument: Violin
Key: A major
Range: A3 - E6
Time signature: 4/4
Tempo: 80 BPM
Duration: 2:16
Pages: 2
Difficulty: Intermediate
Style: Classical

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