Salix Säydäş

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Monument to Salix Säydäş in Kazan

Säydäşev Salix Camaletdin ulı (pronounced [sæɪˈdæʃəf sæˈlʲix ʑʌmɑletˌdinuˈlɯ] aka Salix Säydäş, also spelled Salikh Saydash(ev)[1] [sæˈlʲix sæɪˈdæʃ(əf)] (Tatar Cyrillic: Сәйдәш(ев) Салих Җамалетдин улы; Russian: Сайда́шев Сали́х Замалетди́нович, Saydashev Salikh Zamaletdinovich; 1900 – December 16, 1954) was a Tatar composer and conductor. People's Artist of Tatar ASSR (1951), Honoured Worker of Culture (1939). Salix Säydäş one of the founding fathers of Tatar professional music.

Säydäşev gave a stimulus to development of different genres in Tatar music, such as opera, ballet, musical comedy, symphonic, choral, popular and pop music. The main part of his creative work was music for musical dramatic plays, such as The Blue Shawl (1926) and On Qandır (1932) by Kärim Tinçurin, The Employer by Taci Ğizzät (1928). In 1922-1948 (off and on) Säydäşev was a chief of musical division and conductor in Kazan-based Tatar Academic Theatre. At that time Säydäşev also arranged concerts.

The Salix Säydäşev Museum opened in Kazan in 1990. In 2000 the State Concert Hall of Tatarstan was named after Säydäşev. Also, one of the streets in the Vakhitov district in Kazan is named after Säydäşev.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ via Russificized form Салих Сайдаш(ев); also spelled Salix Səjdəş(ef) in Janalif