String Quartet no.1 in A

Borodin wrote this quartet in two years, and published it in 1879 with a dedication to Rimsky Korsakov's wife. Though overshadowed by his more popular second quartet, the musical resources employed by Borodin in it's composition were novel in 19th century Russia. It full title is String Quartet on a Theme of Beethoven, and it employes a variation of a melody from Beethoven's Op. 130 quartet. Upon hearing it, a critic stated that Borodin had produced Russia's first great piece of chamber music.

This piece contains the following parts:

  Song Title Performer License Download HD
String Quartet No. 1 in A Major - I. Moderato - Allegro
String Quartet No. 1 in A Major - II. Andante con moto
String Quartet No. 1 in A Major - III. Scherzo Prestissimo
String Quartet No. 1 in A Major - IV. Andante - Allegro risoluto

Alexander Borodin

Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (12 November 1833 – 27 February 1887) was a Russian Romantic composer and chemist of Georgian–Russian parentage. He was ...
Quality of recording:
Quality of playing: