Piano Works. Vol. 1. Aleksandr GLAZUNOV.
BELOV, Vladimir 1906-1989, ed.

Piano Works. Vol. 1

Polnoe sobranie sochineniĭ dlya fortepiano. I [Redaktsiya I kommentarii V. S. Belova]

Moskva: Gosudarstvennoe Muzykal'noe Izdatel'stvo [PN 24333], 1955.

Folio. Publisher's gray cloth-backed ivory printed boards with titling within decorative brown border to upper and spine. 239 pp.
With frontispiece portrait of Glazunov with facsimile signature and illustrative plate of manuscript facsimiles preceding first page of music. Extensive commentary in Russian, pp. 223-239.

Contains:
Opp. 2, 22, 23, 25, 31, 36, 37, 41, 42, 43, 49, 54, 62, 72

Binding somewhat worn, rubbed, and bumped; minor soiling and a few small stains; light browning to margins throughout.

Belov was successful Russian pianist and teacher who edited many publications during the Soviet era.

"Within Russian music, Glazunov has a significant place because he succeeded in reconciling Russianism and Europeanism. He was the direct heir of Balakirev's nationalism but tended more towards Borodin's epic grandeur. At the same time he absorbed Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral virtuosity, the lyricism of Tchaikovsky and the contrapuntal skill of Taneyev. There was a streak of academicism in Glazunov which at times overpowered his inspiration, an eclecticism which lacks the ultimate stamp of originality. The younger composers (Prokofiev, Shostakovich) abandoned him as old-fashioned. But he remains a composer of imposing stature and a stabilizing influence in a time of transition and turmoil." Boris Schwarz in Grove Music Online.

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