The work premiered in Nyköping, Sweden, on 25 November 1934, with Sigurd Raschèr, a famous German saxophonist, as soloist. It is Raschèr who is credited for bringing about the concerto's composition. He hounded Glazunov for a saxophone concerto, so much so that the composer wrote to a colleague that he had started the piece in March "under the influences of attacks rather than requests from the Danish (sic) saxophonist named Sigurd Rascher". He completed the work in June 1934.
|Date of composition||1934|
|Dedicated to||Dedicated to Sigurd Rascher|
|Approx. duration||13 minutes|
Alexandre Glazounov: Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra en mi bémol majeur, Op. 109
Aleksandr Konstantinovič Glazunov: Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra in mi bemolle maggiore, Op. 109
Alexander Konstantinowitsch Glasunow: Concerto for alto saxophone and string orchestra Es-dur, Op. 109