By Laman Ismayilova
The Azerbaijani TV and Radio Broadcasting Company (AzTV) has
shot a film about a great national composer, Azernews reports.
The film 'Uzeyir Hajibayli: Touches to one portrait' is a part
of a documentary series 'Almost My Memory' by Sabah Creative
The film sheds light on events that have not been revealed for
many years and discloses the main reasons why the composer did not
create anything for 18 years. The creative team considers this work
to be the beginning of a full-length feature film, to be prepared
for the composer's 140th anniversary.
The author of the project 'Almost My Memory' is People's Artist
and filmmaker Ramiz Hasanoglu.
The director of the film is Adil Azay, scriptwriter - Afag
Vasifgizi. Adalat Abdulsamadov plays the main role in the film.
The film was premiered at the State Film Fund and received
acclaim from public and cultural figures.
Uzeyir Hajibayli laid the foundation of a national musical
style. He was the first composer of an opera in the Islamic
The opera Leyli and Majnun (1908) is based on traditional folk
music and dance, musical genres that relied on oral traditions.
Furthermore, the composer wrote his second opera Sheyx Sanan,
Rustam and Sohrab, Asli and Karam, Shah Abbas, Khurshudbanu, and
Harun and Leyli, entirely based on the national folk music
elements, primarily mugham.
He also composed three comedies including, Husband and Wife
(1910), If not this one, that one (1911), and Arshin Mal Alan
Arshin Mal Alan or The Cloth Peddler was the latest and one of
the most popular operettas of the eminent composer.
The operetta has been successfully performed in a plethora of
languages in over 60 countries of the world, including in the U.S.,
Austria, France, China, Greece, India, Russia, and Turkiye.
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