Russian composer, Alexander Glazounov (1865-1936) was director of the Saint Petersburg Conservatory for a large part of his career. As a prolific composer, his works were always well-received, Concerto In E flat for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra being no exception.
Glazounov's compositional style was particularly significant due to his successful reconciliation of nationalism and cosmopolitanism in Russian music. Composed in 1934, a typical performance of Concerto In E flat for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra last about fourteen minutes and is played without a pause. The work is highly romantic and remains part of the standard Saxophone repertoire. For all advanced saxophonists, Glazounov's Concerto In E flat ensures a riveting and exciting performance for players and audiences alike.