Portrait of the Composer Alexander Glazunov.
1887. Oil on canvas. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. More.
Glazunov, Aleksandr Konstantinovich
(1865-1936) Russian composer, born in St. Petersburg. He studied under Rimsky-Korsakov, and was a professor (after 1899) and director of the St. Petersburg Conservatory (1905-1927). The Soviet government gave him the title of People’s Artist of the Republic, but he emigrated in 1928. Died in Paris in 1936. Among his compositions there are 8 symphonies, the ballets Raimonda
(1897) and Seasons of the Year
(1899) and works of every other genre except opera