Alexander Borodin

Russian composer, doctor and chemist

Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin (12 November [O.S. 31 October] 183327 February [O.S. 15 February] 1887) was a Russian Romantic composer and a successful chemist.

Alexander Borodin


  • Music is a pastime, a relaxation from more serious occupations.
    • Letter to V A Krylov, 1867, in Borodin: Collected Letters.

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