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.


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]


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



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


  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, ...