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    For a time, Glazunov was a member of the "Belyayev Circle", a bunch of composers and friends of the wealthy patron and publisher Mitrofan Belyayev who supported emerging composers and musicians and frequently held at his large country estate. It was for one of these get-togerhers in 1886 that...
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    Glazunov finished his 5th String Quartet in 1900. The first movement starts slowly in the 'sad key' (as I describe it to my students) of D Minor with a sorrowful Andante introduction. The main theme, led by the viola, is a fugue. The second theme follows and is led by the first violin and the...
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    We continue the article from 1928: The undoubted imprint of the wide element of Schubert's work is also reflected in Russian music, originating from Glinka, one who lived in the first half of the 19th century and whose name Anton Rubinstein, in his famous book included among the five world...
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    This article was published in one of Leningrad's Academic journals in 1928, one of Glazunov's last written works before leaving the USSR to attend/adjudicate the competition for completing Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, and never to return to the USSR again. Glazunov explained that the purpose...
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    A big thanks to a German-speaking friend who volunteered to translate this for me. This speech was likely made originally in German for a symposium because it dates 1931, after Glazunov left the USSR for good. Mozart fans would especially be interested in this, enjoy! Mozart in all of us In...
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    Oh dear, so many. Let's start with Bruckner and Glazunov. One is ponderous and boring while the other doesn't even inspire hatred—just plain indifference. Bring it on.
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