Glazunov, Alexander

Glazunov, Alexander

1865 —
1936

ALEXANDER GLAZUNOV (1865-1936), born in St. Petersburg, was gifted with an exceptional ear and began to study piano at the age of nine. He was composing by the age of 11. In 1879, he began composition studies with Rimsky-Korsakov and progressed "not from day to day but from hour to hour," said Rimsky-Korsakov. His first symphony and first string quartet were completed in 1881. Glazunov composed in all genres except opera, with the major portion of his music written before 1906. He wrote eight symphonies and eight quartets. Read more »

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