A musical play "The History of the Cello" has been presented as
part of the Baku International Piano Festival.
Initiated by a well-known cellist, soloist of the Azerbaijan
State Symphony Orchestra Nargiz Manafli, the musical performance
tells the history of the cello from the 18th century to the present
day, Azernews reports.
The goal of the project is to show that classical instruments
can be presented in a variety of "roles" and on a variety of venues
and enrich the sound of any composition - whether it be a classical
piece, pop music or even rock.
Thanks to musicians and dancers, the audience was able to go on
an exciting journey through European balls, ballet, cinema, and
even rock concerts. The author for the cello monologue is the
writer, poet and playwright Anara Akhundova.
The soloists were Nargiz Manafly (cello) and Nigar Asadullayeva
(piano). The performance was also attended by - ballet dancer Liana
Azurova; Aydin Zeydullayev (saxophone); string-wind quartet
consisting of Nazanin Karimova (violin), Jamila Shafieva (viola),
Vagif Gurbanov (cello), Laman Jamalova (flute); rock band, which
included Mekhin Asadova (vocals), Ramiz Babayev (guitar), Arif
Imanov (drums); dancers - Lenay Seidalizade, Aleksey Anpilov
(Argentine tango school Baku Tango Therapy) and Aysel dance group,
operating under Vagif Mustafazade Art School (artistic director
The Baku International Piano Festival is not only the magical
playing of piano and keyboard virtuosos, it is, first of all, a
luxurious atmosphere that will inspire and enchant the most
demanding music lovers, giving vivid emotions.
The festival's program includes concert programs for all music
tastes: rock, classical, jazz, pop, flamenco, and even tango.
Each musician at the festival is exceptional and brings
something new and original to his compositions in order to show how
he feels about this world.
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