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Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (Russian: Алекса́ндр Константи́нович Глазуно́в, 10 August 1865 – 21 March 1936) was a Russian composer, music teacher, and conductor of the late Russian Romantic period. He served as director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory between 1905 and 1928 and was 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 and cosmopolitanism 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's contrapuntal 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.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 10th, 1865 (Saint Petersburg), Died Neuilly-sur-Seine

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1937

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, orchestrator

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 42 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-14899 10-in. 5/26/1914 Courante Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-21269 10-in. 12/19/1917 Méditation Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-22462 10-in. 12/11/1918 Sérénade espagnole Fernand Pollain Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-23546 12-in. 12/23/1919 Interludium in modo antico Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor B-24167 10-in. 6/15/1920 Sérénade espagnole, op. 20, no. 2 Hans Kindler Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-24471 12-in. 9/16/1920 Berceuse, op. 28, no. 3 Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-25799 10-in. 12/12/1921 Arabian melody Hans Kindler Cello solo, with harp and orchestra composer  
Victor B-27033 10-in. 10/19/1922 Grand adagio Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor C-27033 12-in. 10/19/1922 Grand adagio Jascha Heifetz Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-28499 10-in. 9/27/1923 Marionettes Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-28614 10-in. 9/27/1923 Dance orientale, no. 6 Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-28615 10-in. 9/27/1923 Valse no. 7 Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor B-28625 10-in. 9/28/1923 Mazurka Victor Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor C-31706 12-in. 1/13/1925 Gavotte Ossip Gabrilowitsch Piano solo composer  
Victor CVE-33959 12-in. 12/2/1925 Love-tide of spring Lucrezia Bori Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-35040 10-in. 3/10/1926 Serenade espagnole Alfred Wallenstein Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-37499 10-in. 5/2/1927 Danse orientale Philadelphia Orchestra ; Leopold Stokowski Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-39517 10-in. 7/11/1927 Marionnettes Rosario Bourdon ; Victor Concert Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor PCVE-42039 12-in. 2/28/1928 Vals de concert Alfred Hertz ; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor PCVE-42040 12-in. 2/28/1928 Vals de concert Alfred Hertz ; San Francisco Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-47846 10-in. 10/16/1928 Scherzo Flonzaley Quartet String quartet composer  
Victor BVE-47870 10-in. 10/31/1928 Mélodie arabe Sadah Shuchari Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor CVE-48775 12-in. 12/19/1928 Pas d'action Chicago Symphony Orchestra ; Frederick Stock Orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-50777 12-in. 3/25/1929 La primavera d'or Sofia Del Campo Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor CVE-57277 12-in. 12/18/1929 Ruses d'amour (ballet en un acte) Chicago Symphony Orchestra Orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 42 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Glazunov, Aleksandr Konstantinovich," accessed August 8, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102832.

Glazunov, Aleksandr Konstantinovich. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 8, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102832.

"Glazunov, Aleksandr Konstantinovich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 8 August 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102832

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