Fäyzullin Cäwdät Xaris ulı (Tatar: Фәйзуллин Җәүдәт Харис улы, pronounced [fæɪˈzulʲin ʑæʊˈdæt xæˌrisuˈlɯ]) aka Cäwdät Fäyzi (Җәүдәт Фәйзи [ʑæʊˈdæt fæɪˈzɪ], anglicized as Jaudat Faizi; Russian: Файзи́ (Файзу́ллин) Джауда́т Хари́сович Fayzi (Fayzullin) Dzhaudat Kharisovich; 1910–1973) was a Tatar composer and folklorist. People's Artist of TASSR (1964), TASSR (1944) and RSFSR (1957) Honoured Worker of Culture.
In 1939-1941 Fäyzi was a chief of musical division and conductor in Tatar Academic Theatre, in 1944-1947, 1952-1957 he was a chief and artistic leader of Tatar Philharmonic Society.
Major works: opera The Unshipped Letters (1960), 4 musical comedy (including the most famous My Slippers), more than 200 song and romance, arrangement of folk songs. Fäyzi also is known as a collector of Tatar musical folklore. His works include articles on Tatar musical culture, librettos, plays, novels and poetry. Ğabdulla Tuqay TASSR State Prize laureate (1966).
References and notes
- (Tatar) "Cäwdät Fäyzi/Җәүдәт Фәйзи". Tatar Encyclopaedia. Kazan: The Republic of Tatarstan Academy of Sciences. Institution of the Tatar Encyclopaedia. 2002.
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