Notes & Reviews:
Alexander Glazunov was a Russian composer, music teacher and conductor of the late Russian Romantic period. He served as director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory between 1905 and 1928. The most famous student during his tenure was Dmitri Shostakovich. In this 1969 recording, Yevgeny Mravinsky pays tribute to Glazunov's genius by leading the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra in breathtaking performances of his Symphonies Nos.4 & 5.