Agshin Alizadeh

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Agshin Aligulu Alizade
Akshin Alizade.jpg
Born(1937-05-22)May 22, 1937
DiedMay 3, 2014(2014-05-03) (aged 76)
Known forBabek (ballet)

Agshin Aligulu Alizade (azerb. Aqşin Əliqulu oğlu Əlizadə) May 22, 1937 in Baku – May 3, 2014 in Baku) was a Soviet and Azerbaijani composer, People's Artist of the Azerbaijani SSR (1987).

Alizade made a significant contribution to the development of the Azerbaijani ballet. He was the creator of the first in Azerbaijan heroic epic ballet "Babak", established in 1979 on the poem by Ilya Selvinsky (premiered in 1986).[1] The next ballet "Journey to the Caucasus",[2][3] which reflected the events of the history of Azerbaijan and the image of the poet Khurshidbanu Natavan and the French writer Alexandre Dumas, embodied the vital problems of modern history, as if expressing the principle of "the past in the present." The same trend projections of past events in modern life emerged in the last one-act ballet "Waltz of Hope."

Alizade headed the Union of Composers of Azerbaijan,[4] was the Secretary of the Union of Soviet Composers. People's Artist of Azerbaijan SSR, laureate of State Prize (1978)[5]


  1. ^ "A dialogue in art". The Iranian. 4 January 2003. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  2. ^ Agshin Alizade: New Ballet - "Journey to the Caucasus," by Aida Huseinova, in Azerbaijan International, Vol. 10:4 (Winter 2002), p. 12.
  3. ^ "Azerbaijan's cultural places to end summer season in July". Azeri Press Agency. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  4. ^ "Maestro Niyazi's 95th anniversary marked video". Azeri Press Agency. 20 August 2007. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2011.
  5. ^ Ədəbiyyat, incəsənət və arxitektura sahəsində 1978-ci il Azərbaycan SSR Dövlət mükafatlarının verilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan KP MK-nın və Azərbaycan SSR Nazirlər Sovetinin 1978-ci il tarixli Qərarı