A serene opening for solo flute and bassoon begins a journey spanning all human emotion, from the military ferocity of the second movement to a lyrical choir of cellos in the fourth movement.
At the heart of the piece lies the heart-breaking third movement, its dreamy melody rising to an anguished climax, before fading gently away to nothing.
RepertoireBorodin: Overture, Prince Igor
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