The Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 55 (also known as The Heroic), was written by Alexander Glazunov from April to October 1895. Although in this symphony Glazunov returned to his conventional four-movement layout (his Fourth Symphony had only three) he frequently utilizes thematic transformation. Glazunov described it as "silenced sounds" and "an architectural poem".
|Date of composition||1895 (From April to October 1895)|
|Premiered||1896, November 17th in Russia, Saint Petersburg by Alexander Konstantinovich Glazunov|
|Dedicated to||Sergei Ivanovich Taneyev|
|Approx. duration||35 minutes|
Alexandre Glazounov: Symphonie n°5 en si bémol majeur, Op. 55
Aleksandr Konstantinovič Glazunov: Sinfonia n. 5 in si bemolle maggiore, Op. 55
Alexander Konstantinowitsch Glasunow: Sinfonie Nr. 5 B-dur, Op. 55