Song of the Day #687
Song of the Day: Polovetsian Dance No. 2, composed by Alexander Borodin, is a selection from the opera "Prince Igor." It is perhaps best known in popular circles as the theme of "Stranger in Paradise," with words and music by Robert Wright and George Forrest (adapted for the Broadway musical, "Kismet"). Listen to the original composition performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra with Eugene Ormandy conducting, and to the popular vocal renditions by Tony Bennett, the Four Aces, and Tony Martin.