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By Laman Ismayilova
Cultural and scientific figures have discussed Rauf Hajiyev's
legacy at the Azerbaijan State Museum of Musical Culture, Azernews
Director of the State Museum of Musical Culture, Honored
Cultural Worker Alla Bayramova, Senior Consultant of the Culture
Ministry Department of Art and Intangible Cultural Heritage,
musicologist Turan Mammadaliyeva, member of the Azerbaijani Union
of Composers, musicologist Raya Abbasova, Professor of the Baku
Musical Academy, Ph.D. in Art History Lala Rzayeva, saxophonist,
Honored Art Worker Rafig Seyidzada, musicologist and publicist
Fariza Babayeva spoke at the event.
They stressed Rauf Hajiyev's invaluable role in the history of
Rauf Hajiyev is the author of nearly 100 songs, like My
Azerbaijan, Spring is coming, Baku, Leyla, around 20 symphonic and
classical compositions, six ballets, and nine operettas as well as
soundtracks for twenty movies.
His lyrical songs in a patriotic spirit, combining national
motives and modern style, entered the repertoire of famous
performers and played an important role in the development of the
Their remarks were accompanied by a slide show based on the
museum's rich collections.
Musicologist-researcher Natavan Huseynova, who joined the event
virtually from the Netherlands, presented her book 'Jazz in
In conclusion, Rauf Hajiyev's daughter Natella Hajiyeva, who
joined the event from Finland, expressed her gratitude on behalf of
the family for paying tribute to her father.
The event was organized within Rauf Hajiyev-100 Music
Rauf Hajiyev-100 Music Festival features the composer's works as
well as a scientific and creative discussion dedicated to the
memory of Rauf Hajiyev.
Festival concerts, performances, and events are being held at
the Heydar Aliyev Palace, the State Academic Musical Theater, the
State Museum of Musical Culture, the Ganja State Philharmonic Hall
as well as International Mugham Center until December 27.
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