Soltan Hajibeyov

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Jeyhun Hajibeyli (left), Soltan Hajibeyov (right)

Soltan Ismayil ogli Hajibeyov, (Azerbaijani: Soltan İsmayıl oğlu Hacıbəyov, Russian: Солтан Исмаил оглы Гаджибеков, also transliterated as Sultan Gadzhibekov; 5 May 1919, Shusha – 19 September 1974, Baku) was an Azerbaijani composer and People's Artist of the USSR. (26.07.1973)[1]

Soltan Hajibeyov (1919-1974) was Uzeyir Hajibeyov's cousin. Soltan was a composer who contributed greatly to the formation of national symphonic music of Azerbaijan. He authored a ballet "Gulshen" (1950), a musical comedy "Red rose" (1940), two symphonies (1944, 1946) and a children's opera "Iskander and a shepherd" (1947)[2]

Soltan was the Rector of Azerbaijan State Conservatory (now Baku Academy of Music) from 1969 to 1974. He received the Stalin Prize of second degree in 1952 for his ballet "Gulshen" and was awarded the title of People's Artist of the USSR in 1973.

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