Mir Mohsun Navvab (1833-1918)

Mir Mohsun Navvab was born in Shusha in 1833 in the family of Haji Seyid Ahmad and never left his hometown.

Mir Mohsun Navvab's famous musical treatise Vuzuhul-Arqam was first published in 1913 in Baku.

Navvab uses the term dastgah for the first time, mentioning the six dastgah known in Karabakh at that time: Rast, Mahur, Shahnaz, Rahavi, or Rahab, Chahargah and Nava. In this work, the scientist mentions 82 songs and mugams performed by Karabakh musicians.

He was also a great artist.

When Navvab died in Shusha in 1918, he was already well known in Azerbaijan and abroad.

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