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Glazunov, Alexander (Konstantinovich)

Glazunov, Alexander (Konstantinovich) (b St Petersburg, 1865; d Neuilly-sur-Seine, 1936). Russ. composer. Pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov 1880–1. Balakirev cond. his first sym. in 1882, the work being hailed as a precocious masterpiece. Glazunov later met Liszt at Weimar and was influenced by his and Wagner's mus. Cond. in Paris 1889 and London 1896–7. Became dir. of St Petersburg Cons. 1905 after which his comps. became fewer. Left Russia 1928, visited USA 1929, then lived in Paris. Cosmopolitan rather than nationalist in mus. style. Works incl.:BALLETS: Raymonda (1896–7); The Seasons (1899).ORCH.: syms. No.1 (1881, rev. 1885, 1929), No.2 (1886), No.3 (1890), No.4 (1893), No.5 (1895), No.6 (1896), No.7 (1902), No.8 (1906), No.9 (unfinished 1909, perf. Moscow 1948); Suite caractéristique (1887); Stenka Razin (1885); The Sea (1889); Carneval ov. (1892); Chopiniana (1893); Scènes de ballet (1895); vn. conc. (1904); pf. conc. No.1 (1910), No.2 (1917); sax. conc. (1931).CHAMBER MUSIC: 7 str. qts. (1882–1930); str. quintet (1895); sax. qt. (1932).PIANO: sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 (1901); Nocturne (1889); Grand Concert Waltz (1893); Suite for 2 pf. (1920).

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Glazunov, Alexander Constantinovich

Glazunov, Alexander Constantinovich (1865–1936) Russian composer in the Romantic tradition of Tchaikovsky. His works include eight symphonies, two violin concertos and the ballets Raymonda (1897) and The Seasons (1898).

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