Alexander Glazunov (1865 - 1936) was a Russian composer, music teacher, and conductor of the late Russian Romantic period. Glazunov was significant in that he successfully reconciled nationalism and cosmopolitanism in Russian music. While he was the direct successor to Balakirev's nationalism, he tended more towards Borodin's epic grandeur while absorbing a number of other influences. These included Rimsky-Korsakov's orchestral virtuosity, Tchaikovsky's lyricism and Taneyev's contrapuntal skill. In 1899 Glazunov composed the music for the ballet The Seasons. It's is an allegorical ballet in one act, four scenes, by the choreographer Marius Petipa. The work was first performed by the Imperial Ballet in 1900 in St. Petersburg and has become one of Glazunov's best compositions. L'Automne is the fourth scene (tableau) of the ballet also known as the 'Autumn Bacchanale' (Grande bacchanale des Saisons).