Alexander Glazunov

Russian composer, music teacher and conductor
Portrait of Glazunov by Ilya Repin, 1887

Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov (10 August 1865—21 March 1936) was a Russian composer, music teacher, and conductor. He was the director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory between 1905 and 1928. He left the Soviet Union in 1928 and did not return. Glazunov successfully reconciled nationalism and cosmopolitanism in Russian music.