March 19, 2018
Gara Garayev: Fragments from music to dramatic plays
THE NEW PUBLICATION OF THE MUSEUM
Presentation of the notes compilation Gara Garayev: Fragments from music to dramatic plays, dedicated to the composer's 100th anniversary.
February 5, 2018
The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan has published a bookmark dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the great Azerbaijani composer Gara Garayev.
The new publication of the museum – Archival materials of Niyazi in the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan
The illustrated catalog Archival materials of Niyazi in the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijanwas published with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture. The project manager and scientific editor is Alla Bayramova, the director of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan, PhD of Arts, Honoured Cultural Worker of Azerbaijan, and Editor-in-chief is Rza Bayramov.
About 6,500 Niyazi’s materials are kept in the funds of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan. A small number of them, namely 458 units, were presented in this publication. These are Niyazi’s note manuscripts (260 units), documents (86 units), programs (42 units) and posters (70 units).
100th anniversary of Niyazi
In 2012, related to the 100th anniversary of Maestro Niyazi, with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, a presentation of a new booklet of the Niyazi House-Museum of (in Azerbaijan and Russian languages) and a set of postcards Fine Arts in the Niyazi House-Museum consisting of 16 pieces. The presentation was held at the event dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Maestro Niyazi.
A set of postcards Fine arts in the Niyazi House-Museum
February 4, 2011
GARA GARAYEV: LIFE AND WORKS IN MATERIALS OF THE STATE MUSEUM OF MUSICAL CULTURE OF AZERBAIJAN
The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan with the support of the Ministry of Culture, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Sharg-Garb printing house published the book Gara Garayev: Life and Works in Materials of The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan. The project manager and scientific editor is Alla Bayramova.
September 24, 2010
The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan with the support of the Ministry of Culture for the first time published the score of Uzeir Hajibeyov's Lezgin Dance (1932). On September 24, 2010, within the framework of the International Music Festival dedicated to the 125th anniversary of Uzeyir Hajibeyov, the first edition ofLezgin Dance was presented.
Information about the Museum's disks|
Diverse collections of The State Museum of Azerbaijani Musical Culture number about 40 thousand items and include music manuscripts as well. Working on them the museum staff revealed some unknown pieces created in 1920s - 1960s by the well known Azerbaijani composers, such as Niyazi, Jovdet Hajiyev, Gara Garayev, Soltan Hajibeyov, Polad Bulbuloglu, and prominent pianist Farkhad Badalbeyli. Because of different, sometimes unclear reasons some of them had not been performed yet at all, some used to be once performed half a century ago. The Museum made this music available for public by performing it, publishing it in two printed music scores books and by issuing the present CD. These piano pieces present the fast evolution of Azerbaijani composing school in the mid-20th century passing a very long way to its maturity in a very short time from its establishment in 1908 - the year when the first work by the Azerbaijani composer appeared (opera Leyli and Mejnun by Uzeir Hajibeyov).
Concert pianist Ulviya Hajibeyova (b. 1960), alumnus of The Azerbaijan State Conservatoire, assistant professor of her alma mater, now called Baku Music Academy, is the first and still the best performer of the most of the music discovered in the Museum manuscripts archives.
This CD was published with the financial support of The Ministry of Culture and Tourism of The Azerbaijan Republic.
1. Etude (1929)
2. Scherzo (1929)
3. Prelude (1930)
4. Dance (1934)
Fragments of music written for Almas movie (1935):
8. Miracle (1950)
9. Adajio, from Chitra ballet (1961)
Jovdet Hajiyev (1917-2002)
Soltan Hajibeyov (1919-1974)
15. Prelude (1939)
Gara Garayev (1918-1982)
16. Sonatina (1940)
17. Procession (1950s)
18. Youth March (1956)
19. Scetch (1960s)
20. Love Theme from music written to Shakespeare's drama Anthony and Cleopatra (1964)
Polad Bulbuloglu (1945)
21. Scherzo (1964)
Farkhad Badalbeyli (1947)
22. Prelude dedicated to Niyazi (1965)
|| Jazz-mugham CD "Jazz-Ìugham Bridges". Musicians from the Ensemble of the Old Musical Instruments, students of Baku Musical College, American musician Mike Del Ferro and Norwegian musician Stian Jarstesen presented a diverse concert program in the State Philarmonic Society. The event was held on initiative and with the support of American Voices International Organization. Such Azerbaijan musical samples as "Heyraty", "Gaytaghy", "Sari gelin" were performed in the concert. Mugham-jazz folk elements which are native for Azerbaijan were improvised with sinkop rhythms performed by the foreign musicians. Spectators have expressed a profound interest in the concert. This concert was recorded on a CD with the financial support provided by the American and Norwegian Embassies, Unocal Khazar, Statoil Azerbaijan, Turkish Petroleum Azerbaijan. The disk was presented to the State Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture.
The Ministry of Culture published the catalogue "Azerbaijan Musical Instruments" (in Japanese and English languages). The texts and photographs of musical instruments and folk performers used in this catalogue were taken from the museum collection.
The book "Women in the Azerbaijan musical life" covers only a small part of women involved in the different fields of musical creativity. Thus, there are included photographs of only 50 women and the brief biographic information of them. Alla Bayramova, the Museum director and candidate in Art degree is the author and redactor of both these books. The book was published with the financial support of Open Society Institute - Assistance Foundation
|| There is a CD named "Forgotten sounds of the Past"
for all those who wish to hear sounds of Azerbaijan ancient musical instruments and music performed by the Ensemble of the Ancient Musical Instruments attached to the State Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture. The art director of the ensemble is Mejnun Karimov, the candidate in Art degree and Honoured Artist of the Republic. Along with folk music and modern compositions, some musical samples by Abdulgadir Maraghain (XIV-XV centuries), which were possible to be sung as a result of scientists' investigations, were also included to the disk. The CD was produced with the financial support of the UNESCO's Cultural Heritage Department.
The State Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture produced the calendar-booklet Azerbaijan musical culture in photographs in Azerbaijani, Russian and English languages. The book contains photographs of the eminent representatives of Azerbaijan musical art (XIX, XX and XXI centuries) and the brief information about them.
Manufactured products of the Museum
Different kinds of high-quality souvenir stationery is of very great importance for popularizing the Azerbaijan musical history. Thereto, the State Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture has printed music books, telephone address books, notebooks, bookmarks basing on rich and interesting exhibits of the Museum fund.
- Music books with Saz performers' group depicted on their cover. XIX century.
- Notepads with Vagif Mustafazade's portraits on their cover. Aghasaf Jafarov. Oils on canvas. 150x145 cm.
- Telephone address book in Azerbaijani and English languages. The book is decorated with a manuscript of "Lezghin dance" (1932) by Useyir Hajibeyov and Azerbaijan composers' signatures placed in one row.
- Bookmarks with depicted Tar of 1908, 1916 and Tar carved by Mejnun Karimov in 1997.
These souvenirs were printed with the financial support provided by Open Society Institute - Assistance Foundation.