Habil Aliyev

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Habil Aliyev
Birth name Habil Əliyev
Born (1927-05-28)28 May 1927
Agdash, Azerbaijani SSR
Died 8 September 2015(2015-09-08) (aged 88)
Baku, Azerbaijan
Genres Azerbaijani Folk Music, Mugham
Occupation(s) Composer
Songwriter
Instruments Kamancha
Years active 1935 – 2009
Associated acts Mark Eliyahu

Habil Aliyev (Azerbaijani: Habil Əliyev; 28 May 1927 – 8 September 2015) was a prominent Azerbaijani kamancheh player.[1][2] His music is widely appreciated in the Middle East and Europe.[3]

Musical career[edit]

Habil Aliyev's first international performance was in United Kingdom when he was accompanying Rashid Behbudov and Tamara Sinyavskaya. This performances created great resonance and British press quoting Major of Glasgow called Aliyev "Paganini of Azerbaijan".[4] He inspired Israeli Mizrahi musician Mark Eliyahu to play kamancheh.[5]

In 2009, suffering from poor health, he made a symbolic "last concert" at Tehran Roudaki-Wahdat concert hall.[6]

Influence and legacy[edit]

In 2014, child music school in Agdash named after him.[7] He died in 2015 at the age of 88.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Habil Aliyev's Biography, Last.fm, retrieved 20 March 2009 
  2. ^ Habil Aliyev, Iranmehr, archived from the original on 8 May 2006, retrieved 20 March 2009 
  3. ^ Habil Aliyev, personal website, retrieved 20 March 2009 
  4. ^ Юбилейный вечер "азербайджанского Паганини". echo.az (in Russian). Echo.az. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Bernhaimer, Kathryn. "Music Stars in Film Fest's Israeli Drama". boulderjewishnews.org. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "هابیل علی‌اف با کمانچه خداحافظی می‌کند (Habil Alyev says goodbye to Kamancheh)" (in Persian). Retrieved 12 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "A child music school named after Habil Aliyev". www.heydar-aliyev-foundation.org. Retrieved 11 August 2014. 
  8. ^ Habil Əliyev dünyasını dəyişdi. xeber.az, 8 September 2015. (Azerbaijani)