Uzeyir Hajibeyov

Composer

1885 – 1948

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Who was Uzeyir Hajibeyov?

Uzeyir bey Abdul Huseyn oglu Hajibeyov was an Azerbaijani and Soviet composer, conductor, publicist, playwright, teacher, translator, and social figure from Azerbaijan. He is recognized as the father of Azerbaijani composed classical music and opera. Uzeyir Hajibeyov composed the music of the national anthem of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic. He also composed the anthem used by Azerbaijan during the Soviet period. He was the first composer of an opera in the Islamic world.

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Born
Sep 18, 1885
Elisabethpol Governorate
Also known as
  • Hajibeyov, Uzeyir
Ethnicity
  • Azerbaijani people
Nationality
  • Russian Empire
  • Soviet Union
Profession
Education
  • Transcaucasian Teachers Seminary
Died
Nov 23, 1948
Baku
Resting place
Alley of Honor

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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