Alexander Glazunov

1865 - 1936

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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 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. He continued as head of the Conservatory until 1930, though he had left the Soviet Union in 1928 and did not return. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Glazunov has received more than 359,906 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Alexander Glazunov is the 67th most popular musician (down from 63rd in 2019), the 148th most popular biography from Russia (down from 131st in 2019) and the most popular Russian Musician.

Alexander Glazunov is most famous for his compositions.

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Among musicians, Alexander Glazunov ranks 67 out of 2,675Before him are Glenn Gould, Pablo de Sarasate, Lemmy, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Iggy Pop, and Chet Baker. After him are Sviatoslav Richter, Goran Bregović, Dean Martin, Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus, and John Coltrane.

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Among people born in 1865, Alexander Glazunov ranks 9Before him are George V, Erich Ludendorff, Pieter Zeeman, Ferdinand I of Romania, W. B. Yeats, and Archduke Otto of Austria. After him are Warren G. Harding, Carl Nielsen, Paul Dukas, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, Arthur Harden, and Sven Hedin. Among people deceased in 1936, Alexander Glazunov ranks 15Before him are Ferdinand Tönnies, Luigi Pirandello, Grigory Zinoviev, Albert Fish, G. K. Chesterton, and Miguel de Unamuno. After him are Eleftherios Venizelos, Louis Blériot, Grazia Deledda, Fuad I of Egypt, Ottorino Respighi, and Buenaventura Durruti.

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In Russia

Among people born in Russia, Alexander Glazunov ranks 148 out of 2,688Before him are Aleksandr Vasilevsky (1895), Sergei Yesenin (1895), Grand Duchess Anna Petrovna of Russia (1708), El Lissitzky (1890), Walther Funk (1890), and Semyon Budyonny (1883). After him are Johannes Blaskowitz (1883), Stenka Razin (1630), Joseph Brodsky (1940), Anna Pavlovna of Russia (1795), Pavel Cherenkov (1904), and Andrey Vlasov (1901).

Among MUSICIANS In Russia

Among musicians born in Russia, Alexander Glazunov ranks 1After him are Vladimir Ashkenazy (1937), Nikolai Rubinstein (1835), Valery Gergiev (1953), Grigory Sokolov (1950), Nikolai Zverev (1832), Edgar Froese (1944), Rudolf Barshai (1924), Lev Oborin (1907), Maxim Shostakovich (1938), Lazar Berman (1930), and Evgeny Kissin (1971).