Niyazi (1912-1984)

About Shusha

Niyazi Tagizade-Hajibeyov was born on August 20, 1912 in Tbilisi in the family of the famous composer of his time Zulfugar Hajibeyov. He is originally from Shusha.

He is an author of "Khosrov and Shirin" opera (1942), "Zagatala suite" (1934), "Return" (1939), "Concert waltz" symphonic works, "Rast" symphonic mugam (1949) , the "Dance Suite for Symphony Orchestra", the ballet "Chitra" (1962) based on the works of Indian writer Rabindranath Tagore (1962) and other musical works.

He prepared new editions of the works "Mal alan", worked for the symphony orchestra of Azerbaijani folk songs ("Khumar oldum", "Qaragila", "Ay beri bax", "Kuchalera su sepmisham", etc.). 

Niyazi, one of the authors of the first symphonic works in Azerbaijani music, played an important role in the formation and development of national symphony. Niyazi was appointed artistic director and chief conductor of the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater. 

Niyazi's "Concert Waltz", symphonic works, concertos for orchestra with piano are considered masterpiece of classical music.

He is the author of the songs "Tabrizim", "Daglar gizi", "Vatan haqida mahn". Niyazi died on August 2, 1984 in the city of Baku.

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