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  1. Dostoevsky: My other favorite Russian

    First came Glazunov, then came Dostoevsky.

    It would be insincere to say that Dostoevsky doesn't influence me as much because he wasn't a composer. Quite the contrary! Dostoevsky inspired a great surge in creative writing interest in myself, and I came to love his writing style besides his characters, themes and story lines. He's the single greatest influence on me as a writer.

    Biography of Dostoevsky

    Quotes from his writings, as he often used his characters to divulge his ideas, or sometimes contradict them insightfully
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  2. Glazunov's Writings, Blog 2: Robert Schumann & the E flat Symphony [No. 3 "Rhenish"]

    AKA Glazunov being a REALLLLL snoot while also being quite the zealous advocate of one of his all-time favorite compositions. I got a lot of laughs out of this one, and it was much easier to translate:


    The great German composer Robert Schumann, born in 1810, unlike his predecessors, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn and contemporaries, began to study thoroughly and musically develop relatively late, having been about 20 years old.
    The creative attitude Schumann began
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    Updated Sep-19-2015 at 03:34 by Huilunsoittaja (Update)

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  3. Glazunov's Writings, Blog 1: On the Work of a Composer

    The first of what I hope will be many more essays I will translate by him. The Russian grammar was hard to translate to English, but I tried my best! We begin:


    It is very difficult to answer the question of how musical thoughts arise, what furthers the creative process and what living conditions contribute to the creative work. My situation was generally so. First, when improvising at the piano, or directly, such as while walking or insomnia occurred to the melody or the so-called
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    Updated Sep-16-2015 at 03:26 by Huilunsoittaja

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  4. Blog of Glazunovian Nonsense

    Because one CAN be "too sane"

    IMO Top 10 Lyrical Melodies (in no particular order)

    1. Lyric Poem - primary theme
    2. From the Middle Ages - I. Prelude, "love theme"
    3. Raymonda - Hymn (main theme of whole ballet),
    *honorable mention* - Raymonda Entr'actes of Act I and III
    4. Symphony No. 4 - minor-keyed theme of 1st movement
    5. The Seasons - Petit Adagio
    6. Violin Concerto - Andante (2nd section)
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  5. Glazunov 150th Birthday Celebrations: Part Four

    There's only so little I can do more, isn't there?

    I will commemorate this date with only one entreaty to all of TalkClassical and beyond.

    GO!

    Run free! A whole journey awaits! You only need take a step, a click, a minute. Where to begin? Anywhere

    Although I do personally recommend Symphonies 4 and 5, Ballets Raymonda and the Seasons, the Lyric Poem op. 12 and the tone poem Stenka Razin op. 13, the Violin Concerto and 2 Piano
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    Updated Aug-10-2015 at 22:06 by Huilunsoittaja (EDIT)

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    Composers , Classical Music , Personal , Recorded Music , Other
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