Alexander Glazunov(1865-1936), Russian composer, studied music at early age with Balakirev and Rimsky-Korsakov. He soon became a member of the prominent member of the "Belyayev Circle" a group of young composers supported by the wealthy art parton Belyayev. In 1899, he made his debut as a conductor. In 1899 he became the professor and later director at the St. Petersburg Conservatory. He went to Paris, and London, received the honorary degree of Music from Oxford and Cambridge, settled in Paris. He composed 4 symphonies, violin concerto, orchestral and ballet music.