13 Facts About Alexander Glazunov


Alexander Glazunov was 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.


Alexander Glazunov continued as head of the Conservatory until 1930, though he had left the Soviet Union in 1928 and did not return.


Alexander Glazunov conducted the last of the Russian Historical Concerts in Paris on 17 May 1907, and received honorary Doctor of Music degrees from the universities of Oxford and Cambridge.


Alexander Glazunov was appointed conductor for the Russian Symphony Concerts in 1896.


Alexander Glazunov played a prominent part in the Russian observation in 1927 of the centenary of Beethoven's death, as both speaker and conductor.


In 1899, Alexander Glazunov became a professor at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory.


Alexander Glazunov remained so until the revolutionary events of 1917, which culminated on 7 November.

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Maximilian Steinberg ran the Conservatory in his absence until Alexander Glazunov finally resigned in 1930.


Alexander Glazunov toured Europe and the United States in 1928, and settled in Paris by 1929.


In 1929, at age 64, Alexander Glazunov married the 54-year-old Olga Nikolayevna Gavrilova.


Alexander Glazunov died in Neuilly-sur-Seine at the age of 70 in 1936.


Alexander Glazunov's Violin Concerto, which was a favorite vehicle for Jascha Heifetz, is still sometimes played and recorded.


Alexander Glazunov arranged for the premiere of Shostakovich's First Symphony, which took place on 12 March 1926 with the Leningrad Philharmonic under Nikolai Malko.