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In celebration of the 40th anniversary of WXXI-FM Classical 91.5 (in 2014), we asked you to help us celebrate. Beginning Tuesday, April 15th, we played your top 40 favorite classical works on air throughout the day, and posted more information about your favorites right here on this page. Learn more about each work that you chose as your top 40 favorites on Classical 91.5.

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#40 Alexander Borodin

Aug 27, 2016

Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor

Borodin’s Russian epic opera Prince Igor, which was unfinished at the time of his sudden death in 1887, was edited and completed by fellow Rusians Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and Alexander Glazunov.  The world premiere of the completed opera was given in 1890 at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg.  The Polovtsian Dances are often performed in concert, with the Overture and March from Prince Igor

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