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Alexander Glazunov

1/31/1865 - 3/21/1936
Born in Russia

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov was born in Saint Petersburg in 1865. He rose to fame very quickly as a teenager with the help to Russian nationalist music group, The Five. At age 16, Mitrofan Belyayev hired an orchestra to play Glazunov's First Symphony. Belyayev served as a key promoter of Glazunov's career. Glazunov is known for having an incredible memory. He once played an entire symphony after hearing it from behind a closed door. His most famous pieces include ballets The Seasons (1899) and Raymonda (1898).
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