Leipzig: M. P. Belaïeff [PN 2333], .
Folio. Original publisher's grey wrappers with titling within decorative border. 1f. (title printed in dark green), 3-39, [i] (blank) pp. Title in Russian and French to upper. Printed dedication to head of title: "A Madame Nadéjda Rimsky-Korsakow, Hommage respectueux de l'auteur."
Small oval handstamp of musicseller Hugo Harz to foot of upper wrapper. Small price stamp to title.
Wrappers somewhat worn; several small edge tears and chips. Moderately browned throughout.
"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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