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Fikret Amirov
Fikret Amirov

Fikret Meshedi Jamil oglu Amirov (November 22, 1922, Ganja - February 20, 1984, Baku) was a prominent Azerbaijani composer. The music of Fikret Amirov has been probably heard outside of Azerbaijan more than that of any other Azerbaijani composer. Jump to: navigation, search Image File history File links Amirov. ... Jump to: navigation, search November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1922 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... Ganja (Azeri: Gəncə) is Azerbaijans second largest city. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Baku (Azeri: Bakı, Russian: Баку) is the capital of Azerbaijan. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ...


Fikret Amirov grew up in an atmosphere of folk music. Fikret's father, Meshedi Jamil Amirov, was a famous "khanande" (mugam singer), who composed and played tar. Iranian Tar Azerbaijani Tar The tar is a long-necked, waisted lute found in Iran, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia and other areas near the Caucasus region. ...


During his childhood and early adolescence, Fikret began composing pieces for the piano. After graduating from Ganja Music College, Fikret entered Baku State Conservatory and studied under Boris Zeidman and Uzeyir Hajibeyov. Ganja (Azeri: GÉ™ncÉ™) is Azerbaijans second largest city. ... Baku (Azeri: Bakı, Russian: Баку) is the capital of Azerbaijan. ... Uzeyir Hajibeyov (September 18, 1885–November 22, 1948), was a prominent Azerbaijani composer. ...


When World War II broke out in 1941 Amirov, who was only 19 at the time, was drafted, and his studies at the Conservatory interrupted. Amirov was wounded near Voronezh and hospitalized. He was demobilized from the military service and returned to Baku to continue his studies at the Conservatory. Jump to: navigation, search World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons such as the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a mid-20th-century conflict that... A conservatory is a school dedicated to teaching the art of music including playing of musical instruments, musical composition, musicianship and music theory. ... Jump to: navigation, search Voronezh (Воро́неж) is a large city in the south of Central Russia, not far from Ukraine. ... Baku (Azeri: Bakı, Russian: Баку) is the capital of Azerbaijan. ... A conservatory is a school dedicated to teaching the art of music including playing of musical instruments, musical composition, musicianship and music theory. ...


Amirov's music was strongly influenced by Azeri folk melodies. He created a new genre called symphonic mugam. Amirov's symphonic mugams were based on the classical folk pieces and were performed by many renowned symphony orchestras throughout the world, such as Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Leopold Stokowski. Jump to: navigation, search It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Azerbaijanis. ... The Philadelphia Orchestra, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the Big Five symphony orchestras in the United States and usually considered among the finest in the world. ... Leopold Stokowski Leopold Stokowski (April 18, 1882 - September 13, 1977) (born Antoni Stanisław Bolesławowicz) was the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. ...


Amirov was a prolific composer. His most famous pieces include symphonic works such as "Shur" (1946), "Kurd Afshari" (1949), "Azerbaijan Capriccio" (1961), "Gulustan Bayati-Shiraz" (1968), "The Legend of Nasimi" (1977), "To the Memory of the Heroes of the Great National War" (1944), "Double Concerto for Violin, Piano and Orchestra" (1948) etc.


His ballets include "Nizami" (1947) and "1,001 Nights," (sometimes referred to as "The Arabian Nights") which premiered in 1979. Amirov wrote the opera "Sevil" in 1953.


He also wrote a number of pieces for the piano including "Ballad," "Ashug's Song," "Nocturne," "Humoreska," "Lyrical Dance," "Waltz," "Lullaby" and "Toccata." He also wrote numerous film scores.


Amirov was honored as People's Artist of the USSR (1965) and awarded the USSR State Prize (1949, 1980). Maria Yermolova, first Peoples Artist of the Republic (1920). ... Stalin Prize medal State Prize medal The USSR State Prize (Russian:Госуда́рственная пре́мия СССР) was the Soviet Unions highest civilian honour. ...


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