Glazunov was significant in that he successfully reconciled nationalism and cosmopolitanism in Russian music.
Tag: Russian composers
Much like Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet or Hamlet Overtures, this was also inspired by one of Shakespeare’s plays: The Tempest. Just so happens that Prospero is my favorite Shakespearian character.
It appears, the music was inspired by a black and white reproduction of Böcklin’s painting.
Enjoy half an hour of story-telling