Alexander Borodin (18331887) was a well-known Russian composer, particularly for his opera, Prince Igor. Borodin was in the middle of composing the piece when he suddenly died. Rimsky-Korsakov and another Russian composer, Alexander Glazanov, completed the unfinished score and the opera had its debut in November of 1890, three and a half years after his death. During the overture prelude, a beautiful flowing melody from Act III, entitled Andante, is an emotional addition to the young band literature. Most musical!