Aleksandr Glazunov

Aleksandr Glazunov Music Recordings and Sheet Music

  • Born
    10th August 1865
  • Died
    21st March 1936
  • Birthplace
    Saint Petersburg, Russia

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov was a Russian composer of the late Russian Romantic period, music teacher and conductor. He served as director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory between 1905 and 1928 and was also instrumental in the reorganization of the institute into the Petrograd Conservatory, then the Leningrad Conservatory, following the Bolshevik Revolution. He continued heading the Conservatory until 1930, though he had left the Soviet Union in 1928 and did not return. The best known student under his tenure during the early Soviet years was Dmitri Shostakovich. Glazunov was significant in that he successfully reconciled nationalism andcosmopolitanism in Russian music. While he was the direct successor to Balakirev's nationalism, he tended more towards Borodin's epic grandeur while absorbing a number of other influences. These included Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral virtuosity, Tchaikovsky's lyricism and Taneyev'scontrapuntal skill. Younger composers such as Prokofiev and Shostakovich eventually considered his music old-fashioned while also admitting he remained a composer with an imposing reputation and a stabilizing influence in a time of transition and turmoil.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Ballade, Op.78 Ballade Orchestra
Ballet Scenes, Op. 52 Ballet Orchestra
Pas de caractère, Op.68 Ballet Orchestra
Raymonda, Op.57 Ballet Orchestra
Ruses d'amour, Op.61 Ballet Orchestra
Scène dansante, Op.81 Ballet Orchestra
The Seasons, Op.67 Ballet Orchestra
Finnish Fantasy, Op.88 Fantasy Orchestra
La forêt, Op.19 Fantasy Orchestra
La mer, Op.28 Fantasy Orchestra
Intermezzo romantico, Op.69 Intermezzi Orchestra
Marche sur un thème russe, Op.76 March Orchestra
Mazurka, Op.18 Mazurka Orchestra
Carnaval, Op.45 Overture Orchestra
Le chant du destin, Op.84 Overture Orchestra
Ouverture solennelle, Op.73 Overture Orchestra
Overture No.1 on Three Greek Themes, Op.3 Overture Orchestra
Overture No.2 on Greek Themes, Op.6 Overture Orchestra
2 Preludes, Op.85 Prelude Orchestra
Rhapsodie orientale, Op.29 Rhapsody Orchestra