Polovetsian Dances: 3) General Dance (string quartet)


Title: Polovetsian Dances, from the opera Prince Igor, General Dance

Composer: Aleksandr Borodin, arr. David Gable

Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello

Printout: 8 pages

Note: Despite the generic sounding name, the General Dance from Borodin’s Polovetsian Dances is one of the more widely recognized of Borodin’s pieces. It was used in the musical Kismet  for the song “He’s in Love”.

Other selections from the Polovetsian Dances, arranged for string quartet, are available:
Polovetsian Dances: 1) Dance of the Maidens; 2) Wild Dance of the Men;
Polovetsian Dances: 4) Dance of the Boys


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