Alexander Borodin: Symphony No. 1 in E-flat
Alexander Borodin was a notoriously slow worker, so it’s no wonder that it took the composer five years to compose his first extended work, the Symphony No. 1. Although the audience did not receive the premiere all that well, some comparisons can be made between Borodin and Beethoven here, specifically in Borodin’s use of rhythm as thematic development. Hear it tonight at 7: our Evening Masterwork on Classical WSMR.