Israel will celebrate the centenary of composer Fikrat Amirov

By Laman Ismayilova

The Israeli city of Haifa will host a concert scheduled for the 100th birthday of prominent Azerbaijani composer, founder of the symphonic mugham genre Fikrat Amirov, reports Azernews.

The concert program will include the Concerto on Arabic Themes for Piano and Symphony Orchestra by Fikrat Amirov, written with the famous composer Elmira Nazirova.

The Haifa Symphony Orchestra will perform at the concert on December 25. The orchestra will be conducted by People’s Artist of Azerbaijan Yalchin Adigozalov.

Fikrat Amirov managed to synthesize folk music and mugham traditions with modern musical techniques.

The composer wrote the first Azerbaijani lyrical and psychological opera on a contemporary theme. In Sevil opera, the composer used a variety of musical forms.

Amirov’s Shur and Kurd Ovshari symphonic mughams are unprecedented in the history of world music.

He is the author of numerous operas, ballets, symphonies, symphonic poems, symphonic mugham, suites, capriccio, piano concertos, sonatas, musicals and songs, love songs, piano pieces, music for dramatic productions and films.

Fikrat Amirov’s legacy, which calls for patriotism, always instills spiritual wealth and glorifies human ideals, is one of the brightest pages in the history of Azerbaijani music.

UNESCO will celebrate the centenary of Fikrat Amirov. The decision was announced at UNESCO’s 41st General Conference in Paris.

Following the joint activities of the Ministries of Culture and Foreign Affairs, the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to UNESCO and the National Commission for UNESCO, the relevant nomination documents have been submitted to UNESCO.

The events have been included in the anniversary program for 2022-2023.

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