Though we tend to save our reading lists for summer, the longer nights of autumn provide a perfect opportunity to catch up on some of the books we didn’t get through in the warmer months. Give those light, summer reads a more autumnal feel with this playlist of music to read by. Time to get your “adagio” on!
The Seasons, Op. 67
Autumn: Petit Adagio—Alexander Glazunov
Alexander Glazunov rose to fame quickly at the beginning of his composition career; he studied piano for two years before he began composing and his talent was seen immediately. Some of his best works were written while he worked as the director of the St. Petersburg Conservatory.
The Seasons are one of three ballets Glazunov wrote and one of his most popular works today. An allegorical ballet with one act and four scenes, it was choreographed by the renowned Marius Petipa, who also choreographed Giselle, Swan Lake, and Sleeping Beauty.
Glazunov’s Petit Adagio is a pleasant and beautifully pensive listen.
Link to the rest at BookRiot