Alexander Glazunov was one of the most important Russian romantic composers that didn't belong to the the Five, whose strongly nationalistic tendencies he respected, but did not embrace. Glazunov's music is of western charm, lyricism and inner passion. His symphonies are brilliantly orchestrated and full of sweeping romantic grandeur and are played with passion and drive by the Russian Tchaikovsky Orchestra conducted by veteran Vladimir Fedoseyev. These live recordings were made between 1974 and 1982 in the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory. The booklet covers each of the works and provides detailed notes on the composer.