Blumenfeld studied in the St Petersburg Conservatory where he was a structure pupil of Rimsky-Korsakov. He became a instructor there during his graduation until 1918. He was a well known conductor and offered the premi‚res of Rimsky-Korsakov’s =Servilia= (1902) and =Story from the Unseen Town of Kitezh= (1907) as well as the Russian premi‚re of =Tristan Isolde= (1899) aswell as the Russian months in Paris in 1908. He was also an excellent pianist, carrying out the debuts of several functions by Glazunov, Lyadov and Arensky. Like a composer, Blumenfeld was affected by Chopin and near however you like towards the composers from the ‘Belyayev Group’. Although well-known in his period, his music didn’t last and it is seldom noticed today.