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Charlotte de Rothschild (soprano);

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GLAZUNOV, Alexander

b St Petersburg, 29 July 1865

d Paris, 21 March 1936, aged seventy

He was the son of a successful publisher; his mother was a good amateur pianist who had studied with Balakirev. He became a pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov. At his opening concert he was befriended by a wealthy timber merchant, Belayev, who started a publishing house to bring young Russian composers to the fore. In

1899 he was appointed professor at the St Petersburg Conservatory, and in 1905 he became director there. He travelled much in Europe and the USA, conducting his own works; but his horn e remained in Leningrad until 1928, when he went to live in Paris.

1881 (16)

Symphony No 1 (first performed under the baton of Balakirev, qv)

(1881-4)

Overture on Greek Themes, No 1

1882 (17)

String Quartet in D major

Overture on Greek Themes, No 2 (1882-5)

1883 (18)

Serenade No 1

String Quartet in F major

1884 (19)

Serenade No 2

1885 (20)

Stenka Razin, tone poem

1886 (21)

Symphony No 2

1887 (22)

Suite Caracteristique (possibly

1884)

Lyric Poem, for orchestra

1889 (24)

The Forest, fantasia (possibly 1887)

1890 (25)

Wedding March

Une Fete Slave, for orchestra

The Sea, fantasy for orchestra

1891 (26)

Oriental Rhapsody

1892 (27)

Symphony No 3 (possibly 1890)

The Kremlin, symphonic picture (possibly 1890)

Le Printemps, tone poem

String Quartet in A major

1893 (28)

Symphony No 4

1894 (29)

Carnival, overture

Chopiniana Suite

String Quartet in A minor

1895 (30)

Symphony No 5

Cortege Solennel

1896 (31)

Symphony No 6

1899 (34)

String Quartet in D minor

1900 (35)

Ouverture Solennelle

1901 (36)

The Seasons, ballet (possibly earlier)

1902 (37)

Symphony No 7

Ballade

1904 (39)

Violin Concerto

1905 (40)

Scene Dansante

Symphony No 8

1907 (42)

Canto di destino, overture

1909 (44)

Symphony No 9 (left unfinished, first performed 1948)

1911 (46)

Piano Concerto No 2

1933 (68)

Epic Poem

1936 (71)

Saxophone Concerto

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