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Aleksandr Borodin (1833–1887)

Aleksandr Borodin was born on November 12, 1833 in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was in fact the illegitimate son of the Georgian Prince, Lukas Gedevanishvili, who registered his son under the name of his serf and payed for Borodin's private education in music, languages and sciences. Young Borodin grew up becoming fluent in German, French and English,... See full bio »

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Knyaz Igor Music Department
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 2017 Lux in Tenebris (writer: "String Quartet no.1 in A" - as Alexander Borodin )
 2016 Summer Days: Good Day Sunshine (writer: "Polovetsian Dances")
 2016 Holidays (writer: "Borodin No.12 Polovtsian Dances and Chorus")
 2016 Torres Quevedo: Vol. 1 (lyrics: "Polovetsian Dances") / (music: "Polovetsian Dances")
 2016 The Creative Process (Documentary short) (writer: "Polovtsian Dances" - as Alexander Borodin )
 2013 The Metropolitan Opera HD Live (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shostakovich: The Nose (2013) ... (writer: "Borodin: Excerpt of Polovtsian Dances and Chorus")
 2013 Kick-Ass 2 (writer: "Polovtsian Dances From Prince Igor" - uncredited)
 2012 Der atmende Gott: Reise zum Ursprung des modernen Yoga (Documentary) (writer: "Au couvent, Petite suite No. 1")
 2011 The Bolshoi Ballet: Live from Moscow (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Bolchoï, une renaissance Gala de réouverture (2011) ... (as A. Borodine, "Danses polovtsiennes")
  The Simpsons (TV Series) (1 episode, 2007) (music - 2 episodes, 1993 - 2009)
- Oh Brother, Where Bart Thou? (2009) ... (music: "Stranger in Paradise" - uncredited)
- Little Big Girl (2007) ... ("Gliding Dance of the Maidens (from Polovtsian Dances)", uncredited)
- I Love Lisa (1993) ... (music: "Polovetsian Dances" - uncredited)
 2009 BBC Proms (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Prom 22: A Celebration of Classic MGM Film Musicals (2009) ... (music: "Stranger in Paradise")
 2007 Sarah Vaughan: Live in '58 & '64 (Video) (music: "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" - uncredited)
 2006 The Little Matchgirl (Short) (writer: "String Quartet #2 In D Major: 3rd Movement: Notturno (Andante)" - as Alexander Borodin)
 2004 Sarah Brightman: The Harem World Tour - Live from Las Vegas (Video) (writer: "Stranger in Paradise")
 2004 My Summer of Love (writer: "String Quartet No. 2 in D" - as Alexander Borodin)
 2004 Sarah Brightman: Harem - A Desert Fantasy (Video) (writer: "Stranger In Paradise")
 2002 Manna from Heaven (writer: "Palovtsian Dances (no. 17)" - as Alexander Borodin)
 2001 Heartbreakers (writer: "Sextet in D Minor - Andante" - as Alexander Borodin)
 2000 The House of Mirth (writer: "String Quartet No. 2 in D" - as Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin)
 1999 Breakfast of Champions (writer: "Stranger in Paradise")
 1997 The Cartoon Cartoon Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Tales of Worm Paranoia (1997) ... (music: "Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor" - uncredited)
 1997 Money Talks ("And This Is My Beloved")
 1997 Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Leech Woman (1997) ... (writer: "Polovtsian Dance No. 2" - as Alexander Borodin, uncredited)
 1996 The Leading Man (performer: "String Quartet No.2" - as Borodin)
 1996 Rocko's Modern Life (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The High-Five of Doom/Fly Burgers (1996) ... (music: "Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor - Excerpt 2" - uncredited)
 1995 Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (writer: "Polovtsian Dances (no. 17)" - as Alexander Borodin)
 1992-1994 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series) (music - 3 episodes)
- Hard Times for Haggis (1994) ... (music: "Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor" - uncredited)
- Son of Stimpy (1992) ... (music: "Nocturne From String Quartet No. 2", "Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor" - uncredited)
- Ren's Toothache/Big House Blues (1992) ... (music: "Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor" - uncredited)
 1993 Russische Nacht - Russian Night (TV Special documentary) (music: "Polovtsian Dances" - as Alexander Borodin)
 1992 Ruby Cairo (writer: "Polovtsian Dances" - as Alexander Borodin)
 1992 La guerre sans nom (Documentary) (writer: "Etranger au Paradis")
 1991 In the Shadow of the Stars (Documentary) ("Excerpt: Prince Igor")
 1991 The Miracle (music: "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" - uncredited)
 1988 The Perfect Match (as Alexander Borodin, "Polovestian Dances")
 1988 Paura e amore (writer: "Quartett No 2" - as Alexander Borodin)
 1987 The Living Daylights (music: "String Quartet #2 In D Major: 3rd Movement 'Notturno' Andante" - uncredited)
 1986 The 40th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special) (music: "Sands of Time")
 1986 Peggy Sue Got Married (writer: "The Polovtsian Dances")
 1985 Allegro ma non troppo (Documentary short) ("Obertura de El Principe Igor")
 1984 Undercover (writer: "Polovtsian Dances")
 1983 After MASH (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Little Broadcast of '53 (1983) ... (music: "Stranger in Paradise")
 1980 Nijinsky (writer: "Prince Igor" - as Alexander Borodin)
 1980 Vivir para amar ("In the Steppes of Central Asia")
 1979 Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (music: "Prince Igor" - uncredited)
 1978 The Wild Geese (as A. Borodin, "Rafer's theme")
 1978 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.15 (1978) ... (writer: "And This is My Beloved")
 1971 The Music Lovers (writer: "Polovtsian Dances" from "Prince Igor" - as Alexander Borodin)
 1969 In Melbourne Tonight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 16 April 1969 (1969) ... (writer: "Kismet")
 1968 Francis Albert Sinatra Does His Thing (TV Movie) (music: "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" - uncredited)
 1967 The Jerry Lewis Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1967) ... (writer: "Sands of Time" - as Alexander Borodin)
 1967 Kismet (TV Movie) (music: "Rhymes Have I", "Fate", "Not Since Nineveh", "Baubles, Bangles and Beads", "Stranger in Paradise", "He's in Love!", "Gesticulate", "Night of My Nights", "Was I Wazir?", "And This Is My Beloved")
 1961 Playboy's Penthouse (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (1961) ... (writer: "Baubles, Bangles and Beads")
 1956 Fire Maidens of Outer Space (music: " (Polovtsian) Dances" - as Borodin)
 1955 MGM Parade (TV Series documentary) (music - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.15 (1955) ... (music: "Stranger in Paradise")
- Episode #1.14 (1955) ... (music: "Gesticulate")
- Episode #1.12 (1955) ... (music: "Rahadlakum" - uncredited)
 1955 Kismet (music: "Fate", "Not Since Nineveh", "Baubles, Bangles, and Beads", "Stranger in Paradise", "Gesticulate", "Bored", "Night of My Nights", "The Olive Tree", "Rahadlakum", "And This Is My Beloved", "Sands of Time" - uncredited)
 1955 Three for the Show (music: "Polovetsian Dances" - uncredited)
 1954 Your Hit Parade (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 February 1954 (1954) ... (music: "Stranger in Paradise")
 1954 The Colgate Comedy Hour (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.21 (1954) ... (writer: "Polovtsian Dance")
 1954 Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.48 (1954) ... (music: "Stranger In Paradise" - uncredited)
 1945 A Place of One's Own (music: "String Quartet No.2: Nocturne" - uncredited)
 1944 Storm Over Lisbon (music: "Polovtsian Dances" - uncredited)
 1944 Adventure in Music (music: "Prince Igor")
 1937 Rosalie (writer: "Polovetsian Dances" (1887) - uncredited)
 1937 The Soldier and the Lady (music: "Polovtsian Dances" (1870) - uncredited)
 1937 Thin Ice (music: "Polovetsian Dances" - uncredited)
 1932 Blondie of the Follies (music: "Polovtsvian Dances")
 1931 Der Kongreß tanzt (writer: "Polovetsian Dances")
 1931 Limite (writer: "Notturno (Nocturne)")
 1909 Moscow Clad in Snow (Short documentary) ("In the Steppes of Central Asia")
Show Show Composer (7 credits)
Show Show Music department (6 credits)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

He was the original composer for the musical, "Kismet," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with John Reardon in the cast. Charles Lederer and Luther Davis wrote the book. Robert Wright and George Forrest wrote the lyrics and musical adaptation. See more »

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Alternate Names:

Alexander Borodin | Alexandre Borodine | Borodin

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Because his music was used as the basis for the score of the 1953 musical "Kismet", his name was included in the Tony Awards that the show won, but Borodin himself did not actually win an award for it. See more »

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