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 March 21st, 1936 (Neuilly-sur-Seine)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1914 - 1937
Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, orchestrator
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 46 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||C-27033||12-in.||10/19/1922||Grand adagio||Jascha Heifetz||Violin solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||B-27033||10-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|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Glazunov, Aleksandr Konstantinovich," accessed July 24, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102832.
Glazunov, Aleksandr Konstantinovich. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102832.
"Glazunov, Aleksandr Konstantinovich." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 24 July 2021.
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