Baku celebrates the birthday of a Russian composer [PHOTO]

January 31, 2022 2:50 p.m. (UTC+04:00)

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By Laman Ismayilova

Russian composer Alexander Scriabin made history as the inventor of the first color keyboard and the notation of lights and colors based on his synesthetic color scale.

His symphony “Prometheus: The Poem of Fire” (1910) was the first piece of music in history that included notation for lights and colors.

The 150th anniversary of the outstanding composer and pianist was celebrated at the Russian Cultural and Information Center in Baku.

Professors and graduates of the Baku Academy of Music, including laureate of international competitions Teymur Kazimov, Medina Aghayeva, Kamilla Imanova, soloist of the State Symphony Orchestra Lala Mukhtarova, doctor of philosophy in the history of art Nargiz Salmanli, soloist of the State Chamber Orchestra Leyla Karimova, accompanist Dilyara Karimova and singer Kanan Khalilzade took part in the gala concert.

The concert program was prepared by a Ph.D. in art history, BMA lecturer Alena Inyakina, who also performed at the concert.

Among the guests were Russian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mikhail Bocharnikov, Head of the Russian House in Baku Irek Zinnurov, Deputy Chairman of the Russian Community of Azerbaijan Anastasia Lavrina, public figures, representatives of culture and Science.

Fans of Alexander Scriabin’s music greeted each performance with a standing ovation. The public could fully appreciate Scriabin’s masterpieces.

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