Ernest Ansermet conducts L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande for this 1954 recording of Borodin's Second & Third Symphonies.
"Probably the most important large-scale work by Borodin, the Second Symphony is considered one of his greatest… The massed strings are especially gorgeous and natural-sounding… if you have a high quality turntable system and love Borodin this is a must-have. Theres no surface noise whatever." – John Sunier, www.audaud.com
Alexander Porfiryevich Borodin was a Russian Romantic composer, doctor, and chemist. He was a member of the group of composers called The Five (or "The Mighty Handful"), who were dedicated to producing a specifically Russian kind of art music. He is best known for his symphonies, his two string quartets, In the Steppes of Central Asia and his opera Prince Igor. Music from Prince Igor and his string quartets was later adapted for the US musical Kismet.