Mary Arline (queen_of_kithia) wrote,
Mary Arline


For some reason I have a hard time getting the name Alexander Borodin to stick in my head. I keep thinking about the "Polovtsian Dances by Boromir."

By the way, I never actually knew very much about Borodin before, but he's a rather fascinating figure in that he was a chemist as well as a composer. I love how people from roughly the Renaissance to the 19th century often had expertise in several different, completely unrelated fields of study. Back then people were encouraged to learn and study for the sake of learning, as opposed to today when everyone is expected to specialize as narrowly as possible, and anything not immediately applicable to one's field of specialization is considered irrelevant and a waste of time.
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