Dover reprint of an early edition. Best known for his extremely popular Polovtsian Dances and his great opera Prince Igor, Alexander Borodin was a major Russian composer of the nineteenth century. His Symphony No. 2 took seven years to complete, and after a much-anticipated but disastrous debut, the composer rescored the work. Subsequent performances affirmed its excellence, with four movements that offer a unified construction of dramatic contrasts in mood, color, and tempo. One of the most belovedsymphonies of its era, it is much studied as an example of Russian nationalist music of the Romantic period. 150 pages. Full score only - parts not included.