Alexandr Glazunov Biography
The first of his 8 symphonies premiered in 1882 when Glazunov was 16 years old. His popular Stenka Razin was also a youthful work.
Glazunov also wrote 3 ballets.
He was a great friend of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and was a member of the 'Five' (five great composers in Russia- Borodin, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mussorgsky, Cui, and himself.) He came to be acknowledged as a great prodigy in his field, and with the help of his mentor and friend Rimsky-Korsakov, finished some of Alexander Borodin's great works, the most famous being The Opera Prince Igor. They also edited a very famous piece by Borodin, a part of the Prince Igor Opera, The Polovtsian Dances.Glazunov is still remembered as a very famous composer.
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