By Laman Ismayilova
Baku Music Academy (BMA) has paid tribute to national heroes,
who died for the liberation of Azerbaijani lands from the Armenian
occupation, Azernews reports.
The event participants observed a moment of silence to honor the
memory of the martyrs.
Then, the teaching staff of BMA's Piano Department, including
People's Artists Yegana Axundova, Ulviya Hajibayova, Gulnaz
Ismayilova, associate professors Zuleyxa Abdulla, Nargiz Salmanli,
Aynur Xalilova, senior lecturer Sevda Mammadli and laureate of
international competitions Sabina Gasimova performed works by
Azerbaijani and foreign composers.
The program included Gulchohra's aria from the Cloth Peddler
operetta; Gara Garayev's Island of the Aphrodite; Nazim
Aliverdibayov's Bayati Shiraz; Sevil's aria from the opera of the
same name by Fikrat Amirov; Sevda Mammadli's music piece Lachin;
Farhad Badalbayli's Memories of Shusha and Ave Maria; Azar Rzayev's
work Thoughts; Johann Sebastian Bach's Prelude and Fugue; Tomaso
Albinoni's Adagio and other compositions.
The 44-day war ended with the Russia-brokered peace deal signed
on November 10 by the Azerbaijani, Russian and Armenian
The peace agreement ended the 30-year-old conflict between Baku
and Yerevan over Azerbaijan's Nagorno-Karabakh region that along
with the seven adjacent districts came under the occupation of
Armenian armed forces in the war in the early 1990s.
For about three decades, Armenia failed to implement the UN
Security Council resolutions demanding the withdrawal of the
Armenian troops, which was the main obstacle to the resolution of
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