Zulfugar Hajibeyov

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Zulfugar Hajibeyov
Black & white photograph of a balding man with short hair and a small toothbrush moustache
Native name Zülfüqar Hacıbəyov
Born (1884-04-17)April 17, 1884
Shusha, Azerbaijan
Died September 30, 1950(1950-09-30) (aged 66)
Resting place Alley of Honor, Baku, Azerbaijan
Occupation Composer
Children Niyazi Hajibeyov (son)
Relatives Uzeyir Hajibeyov (brother)

Zulfugar Hajibeyov (Azerbaijani: Zülfüqar Hacıbəyov, 17 April 1884 – 30 September 1950) was an Azerbaijani composer and a member of a family noted for its musical talents. He was one of the founders of the Azerbaijan Music Comedy Theater.

Biography[edit]

Hajibeyov was born in Shusha on 17 April 1884.

Hajibeyov's brother Uzeyir Hajibeyov is considered the "Father of Classical Music" in Azerbaijan.[1] Their brother Jeyhun was a publicist, journalist, and ethnographer, and helped Uzeyir compose the opera Layla and Majnun.

His son, Niyazi Hajibeyov, was also a composer, and directed the Azerbaijan State Symphony Orchestra for 40 years.[1]

Hajibeyov died on 30 September 1950. He is buried in the Alley of Honor in Baku, Azerbaijan.[2] Hajibeyov's house in Shusha is classified as a historical monument "bearing state importance" by Azerbaijan.[3]

Works[edit]

Musical comedies[edit]

Musical comedies
Title Translated title Year of release
Əlli yaşında cavan Young at Fifty Years Old 1909
On bir yaşlı arvad Eleven-Year-Old Woman 1911
Evli ikən subay Single while Married 1911

Opera[edit]

Film[edit]

With his son Niyazi, Hajibeyov wrote the music for one of the first films of Azerbaijan, Almaz, released in 1936.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Aliyeva, Farah (Winter 1997). "Music Runs in the Family". Azerbaijan International. pp. 38–45. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  2. ^ "Buried in the Honorary Cemetery". Azerbaijan.az. Heydar Aliyev Foundation. 2010. Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  3. ^ "Zulfugar Hajibeyov's house". Culture and historical monuments. Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Azerbaijan. 2007. Retrieved 2011-03-19. 
  • Sadie, Stanley (1992). The New Grove dictionary of opera. London: Grove Publications. p. 597. ISBN 978-0-333-48552-1. His brother Zulfugar Hajibeyov (1884-1950) was also a composer and wrote one of the earliest Azerbaijani operas, ...