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Price: $800.00

MINT CONDITION

Pristine autographed postcard photograph of the late Russian Romantic composer, conductor, professor and Director of the St. Petersburg Conservatory, March 2, 1915.  Glazunov holds a rolled music score in his hands.  The translation of the Cyrillic at the bottom reads, “Glazunov A. Prof. Concer.”

 

Glazunov (1865-1936) is considered arguably to be the last of the great Romantic composers of the Russian Romantic Nationalistic School.  As a teenager his profile was extremely high with the composers of the “Mighty Handful” and “Tchaikovsky” interested in his early works.  His teacher Rimsky was so excited about his first symphony that he invited a wealthy lumber merchant Beliaff to the Premiere in St. Petersburg in 1882 conducted by no less than composer Mily Balakriev head of the “Mighty Handful”.  Beliaff was so excited about the music he heard that he opened a music publishing house and Glazunov and Rimsky were his first two clients.  Beliaff sent the score to Franz Liszt who approved and conducted the German premiere in 1884. Glazunov attended the concert and was able to spend time with Liszt both prior and afterwards and when Glazunov completed his 2nd Symphony “Stepan Razin” in late 1886 he dedicated the work to Liszt’s memory.

 

Glazunov’s music is still performed, particularly his 8 symphonies, his violin concerto, 2 piano concertos and his ballets “Raymonda” and “The Seasons”.  His saxophone concerto is occasionally performed as a novelty.

 

We do not see Glazunov photographs often in this pristine condition! 

 

 

  

 

 

 

   

ALEXANDRE GLAZUNOV - COMPOSER
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