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Artists of Ballet West in Michel Fokine's "Polovtsian Dances"

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Alexander Borodin

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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