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Alexander Glazunov


Who is Alexander Glazunov?

Alexander Glazunov: 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.

  • also known as Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov; Александр Константинович Глазунов; Aleksandr Glazunov; Alexander Glazunov - 1865-1936; A. Glazunov; Alexander Glasunov; Glazunov, Alexander Konstantinovich
  • born on (150 years ago) in Saint Petersburg
  • nationality: Russia
  • profession: Music pedagogue, conductor
  • died on (79 years ago) in Neuilly-sur-Seine
  • genres: Ballet, Chamber music, Ballet
  • read more about Alexander Glazunov (composer)

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Google previewGreene's Biographical Encyclopedia of Composers (1985)

by David Mason Greene

Around 1880 Balakirev introduced him to a potential young genius named Alexander Glazunov, who became Rimsky's favorite pupil. In 1881 Mussorgsky, who had long been sinking in the slough of alcohol, died. Out of enormous respect for ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film (2016)

by Melissa U. D. Goldsmith, Paige A. Willson, Anthony J. Fonseca

Alexander Glazunov—Rimsky-Korsakov (1952, Soviet Union, Rimskiy-Korsakov); Testimony (1988, England) Mikhail Glinka—The Composer Glinka or ...

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