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17 September 2021
National Music Day


September 18 is National Music Day in our country. On this day, the founder of Azerbaijan's professional music, the author of the first opera in the East, the brilliant composer Uzeir Gajibeili was born. By decree of the National leader Heydar Aliyev of September 18, 1995, this holiday is held annually in the country. This year is especially that Uzeir-beka's birthday will also be celebrated in free Shusha, where he was born and raised for the first time after thirty years of occupation. At the same time, I am glad that Heydar Aliyev Foundation has re-installed a monument to Uzeir Gajibeili at the place of the monument to the composer who was destroyed by Armenians during the occupation of Shusha.

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17 September 2021
Little visitors to the museum on the eve of the National Music Day



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15 September 2021
NIZAMI GANGEVI-880


As you know, 2021 was declared the President of the Azerbaijan Republic as Nizami in honor of the 880th anniversary of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker. Azerbaijan's State Museum of Musical Culture differently responds to this: exhibitions (real - "Nizami in Music" - and virtual), international conference, research work. On September 14, the director of the Museum Alla Bayramova spoke online with a report "Musical stories in the illustrations for "Hamse" Nizami" at the OPUS CORPORATE scientific conference in the framework of the festival "Creativity", organized by Saratov State Conservatory named after L.V. Sobinov. We publish one of the miniatures that illustrated her report from the collection of the Institute of Manuscripts. Muhammad Fizuli of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (Unknown Artist. Illustration for the poem Nizami Ganjevi "Seven beauties", M-372-136, 1667).




13 September 2021


September 13 is the birthday of Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951), Austrian and American composer, founder of dodecaphone equipment. This technique was actively interested in leading Azerbaijani composer Karaev (1918-1982). He addressed it as one of the very first in the Soviet Union, used it in such works as the Third Symphony, Violin Concert. For this innovation, he was criticized, and Tikhon Khrennikov called him "the head of Soviet dodecathonism".

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13 September 2021
MIKAIL ABDULLAEV-100
(19.12.1921 - 21.08.2002)


On September 10, 2021, the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev signed an order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Mikail Abdullayev.

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13 September 2021
ARIF MELIKOV
(13.09.1933-09.05.2019)


Today is the birthday of the outstanding Azerbaijani composer and artist, people's artist of the USSR, the winner of the State Awards and the Heydar Aliyev Award, academician, professor ARIF MELIKOV.

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2 September 2021



In connection with the decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev "On the 200th anniversary of Ashig Alesker" dated February 18, 2021 Azerbaijan State Museum of Music Culture continues the section "Azerbaijan's Ashig art in museum materials".
A photo. Ashig Sarajla with the ashigs of Borchalin environment.




30 August 2021
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAKIN MUSICAL ACADEMY - Pedagogues and students


We continue to publish historical photos of different years from the rich collections of the State Museum of Music Culture of Azerbaijan

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6 August 2021
NIZAMI GANGEVI-880


We continue the section dedicated to the 880th anniversary of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Nizami Ganjevi.
We bring to your attention another exhibition from the rich museum collection.
The program. Moscow Regional State Theater “Russian Ballet”. Charity Fund of Vyacheslav Gordeev. Ballet “Seven beauties” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kara Karaev. Libretto R. Akhundova and M. Mamedova poem Nizami. Choreography: P. Akhundova and M. Mamedov.
Balletmaster - producer - Honored Artist of the Azerbaijani USSR Vitaly Akhundov.

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4 August 2021
100-YEAR-OLD MUSICAL EDUCATION - Educators and students


We continue the section dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Baku Academy of Music (Azerbaijan State Conservatory) named after Uzeir Gajibeyli.
Composer, violinist, educator, professor, People's Artist of Azerbaijan, awarded the order “Glory”, winner of the national Humai award Azer Rzayev (1930-2015) taught in the conservatory since 1953, and in 1991-1999 he was the head of the department of chamber the ensemble. We present to your attention a few photos of Azer Rzayev from a rich museum collection.

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4 August 2021
DATES OF MUSICAL HISTORY


August 4, 2021 is the day of the 120th anniversary of Louis Armstrong. He was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA and became a leading trumpeter in the history of jazz music, which gained great popularity in Azerbaijan since the 1930 s.




2 August 2021
MEMORY DAY OF NIYAZI
(20.08.1912-02.08.1984)


August 2, 2021 marks the 37th anniversary of the death of the famous Azerbaijani conductor and composer, the people's artist of the USSR, the winner of the State Awards of Azerbaijan and the USSR, and the winner of the J Nehru International Award, Hero of Socialist Labor, brilliant representative of the Gajibekov family, Maestro Niyazi.

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2 August 2021
XII GABALA MUSIC FESTIVAL DEDICATED TO THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BAKU MUSICAL ACADEMY NAMED AFTER U. GADJIBEILI



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1 August 2021
XII GABALIN MUSICAL FESTIVAL Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Baku Music Academy named after U. GAJIBAILEE


From July 31 to August 4 in Gabala, one of the most beautiful places of Azerbaijan, was held the XII Music Festival dedicated to the 100th anniversary of Baku Music Academy, organized by Heydar Aliyev Foundation with the support of the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture, Baku Music Academy and Gilan Holding.
The festival was also attended by the Director of the State Museum of Music Culture, the candidate of art, the well-deserved artist Alla Bayramova and the museum staff.

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30 July 2021
100-YEAR-OLD MUSICAL EDUCATIONAL EDUCATION - MODERN PERIOD


We continue the section dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Baku Academy of Music. (Azerbaijan State Conservatory).

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29 July 2021

100-YEAR-OLD MUSICAL EDUCATIONAL EDUCATION

We continue the section dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Baku Academy of Music (Azerbaijan State Conservatory) named after Uzeir Gajibeyli.
We bring to your attention various photographs from the history of the conservatory, from a rich collection of museums.

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9 July 2021

NIZAMI GANGEVI-880

We continue the section dedicated to the 880th anniversary of the birth of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker NIZAMI GYANJEVI.
We present to your attention the printed version of the novel “Tüksün” (“The Only”) of the composer Olga Nikolskaya, written in 1955 on the words of Nizami Ganjevi.

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7 July 2021


In connection with the decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev “On the 200th anniversary of Ashig Alesker” dated February 18, 2021 Azerbaijan State Museum of Music Culture continues the section “Azerbaijan's Ashig art in museum materials”.
A photo. Masters of Ashiga art of Borchalinsky environment. From left to right: Ashig Huseyn Sarajli (1916-1987), Ashig Amrah Gulmamedov, Ashig Kyamandar Efendiev (1932-2000). 1982




6 July 2021

HEIDAR ALIEV'S FUND - THE COLLECTOR OF THE NATIONAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE OF AZERBAIJAN

The work done by Heydar Aliyev Foundation to preserve and promote national, cultural and spiritual values is a great contribution to our state and people.
In May, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation presented the album “Eternal Signatures” with notes from prominent representatives of Azerbaijani composer school in Shusha. In the framework of the project launched in 2019, 71 composers were published.

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2 July 2021

ADULTS WERE CHILDREN TOO

On July 2, 2021, the director of the 11-year-old music school No. 12 named after Tofik Guliyev, Honored Teacher Gulnar Safarov and students of the music school visited the House-Museum of Garayev - a branch of the State Museum of Music Culture of Azerbaijan.

baxmaq - "Bir musiqi hekayəsi (One musical monument)"

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25 June 2021

THE BRAVEEST SOLDIER, OUR SOLDIER

On June 25, 2021, an event called “The bravest soldier, our soldier” was held at the State Museum of Music of Azerbaijan on the occasion of June 26-the Day of the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan.
Head of the department of the Museum Khanim Abdinova spoke in detail about the Day of the Azerbaijani Armed Forces.

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24 June 2021

INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUGS AND NARCOBUSINESS

June 24, 2021 Azerbaijan State Museum of Music Culture held an event dedicated to the International Day against Drug and Drug Business.
Ulviya Shammadova, head of exposition department, spoke on “Say no to white death for a healthy future” and noted the importance of engaging youth in the museum in the fight against drug addiction.

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22 June 2021

BULBULL - NIGHTINGALE FROM SHUSHA
(22.06.1897. Shusha-26.09.1961. Baku)

June 22 is the birthday of BULBUL (Murtuz Meshadi Rza oglu Mamedov), great artist, founder of professional vocal art of Azerbaijan, opera singer, researcher of music folklore, professor, people's artist of the USSR, winner of the USSR State Prize, famous student of Shushinsky music school, having invaluable merits in the development of Azerbaijani culture and art.

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22 June 2021

JAHANGIR JAKHANGIROV-100 (1921)

Azerbaijani melomaniacs celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of a composer whose name is written in gold on the pages of our musical history, educator, choirmaster, folk artist Jahangir Dzhakhangirov.

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22 June 2021

NIZAMI GANGEVI-880

We continue the section dedicated to the 880th anniversary of the birth of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker NIZAMI GYANJEVI.
We present to you the sketch of the same name ballet in the rich collection of the museum on the poem Nizami “Seven beauties” by the outstanding Azerbaijani composer Kara Karaev.
Artist: Natalia Kirillova. Baku, 1968




17 June 2021

ASHIG PANAH PANAH

In connection with the decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev “On the 200th anniversary of Ashig Alesker” dated February 18, 2021 Azerbaijan State Museum of Music Culture continues the section “Azerbaijan's Ashig art in museum materials”.
Introducing Ashig Panakhov's outstanding representative of Azerbaijani Ashiga art in the museum of photography.

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14 June 2021

JUNE 15 IS THE DAY OF NATIONAL SALVATION

On June 14, an event dedicated to the National Salvation Day was held at the State Museum of Music Culture of Azerbaijan.
Director of the State Museum of Music Culture of Azerbaijan, PhD in Art, Honored Cultural Worker Alla Bayramova spoke in detail about the care and attention of the return to power for the second time in June 1993 at the insistence of the national leader Heydar Aliyev to the field of culture and to all other spheres.
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12 June 2021

GUESTS OF THE MUSEUM

June 12, 2021 conductor of Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, senior teacher of the Department of Choral Conducting, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan Republic Ayub Kuliev and his guests - Chief Ballet Master of the Mariinsky Theatre, Honored Worker of Russia Eldar Aliyev, his wife Marina Aliyeva visited the branch of the State Museum of Music Culture of Azerbaijan, House-Museum of Kara Karaev. Guests were given an excursion about the life and creativity of the composer. At the end, Eldar Aliyev wrote his wishes in the book of reviews of the museum. Guests were given books to
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11 June 2021

ASHIG WILL ADOLATE NASIBES

In connection with the decree of the President of the Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev “On the 200th anniversary of Ashig Alesker” dated February 18, 2021 Azerbaijan State Museum of Music Culture continues the section “Azerbaijan's Ashig art in museum materials”.
Introducing Ashig Adalyat Nasibov, a prominent representative of Azerbaijani Ashiga art, which is stored in the museum.

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11 June 2021

NIZAMI GANGEVI-880

We continue the section dedicated to the 880th anniversary of the birth of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker NIZAMI GYANJEVI.
We present to your attention the poster stored in the rich collection of the museum, written in 1939 by the outstanding composer Afrasiab Badalbeyli, opera Nargiz, which took place in 1948.

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10 June 2021

MEETING AT THE MUSEUM!

The State Museum of Music Culture of Azerbaijan has launched a series of events “LET'S MEET IN THE MUSEUM”.
June 10, 2021 a concert of the musical course Sabina Beylarbekovaya, senior teacher of Baku Academy of Music, winner of the International Competition, and meeting with a well-deserved artist of Azerbaijan, actor, showman and publisher Bahram Bagirzadeh was held during this cycle.

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15 May 2021
First Virtual Symposium of the ICTM Study Group

Director of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan, Alla Bayramova, participated in the First Virtual Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on GLOBAL HISTORY OF MUSIC Mobility and Transcultura in Music and Performance in Global Civilizations, hosted by Sichuan Conservatory of Music on 13-14 of May, 2021. Alla Bayramova’s presentation was OIL, TRADE, and Music: Penetration of European Musical Instruments and Music to Azerbaijan and Its Subsequences.
(ICTM – International Council for Traditional Music).




19 March 2021


Museum pre-holiday weekdays in the House-Museum of Kara Karaev. Branch manager Zuleikha Karaeva with museum staff at work.

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19 March 2021
NIZAMI GANGEVI-880

We continue the section dedicated to the 880th anniversary of the birth of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker NIZAMI GYANJEVI.
Today, from the rich collection of the State Museum of Music of Azerbaijan, we present to your attention the keyboard of the same name “Seven beauties” by the outstanding composer Kara Karaev, written by him based on the poem Nizami Ganjevi. The keyboard was published in 1954 in Moscow, by the USSR music fund.

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18 March 2021


Musical instruments stored in the State Museum of Music of Azerbaijan are systematically subject to restoration. According to the request of the main keeper of the Museum Sevinj Aliyeva, these tools are restored by the restoration artist Javanshir Ismailov. In the photo-restored ud and tar today were presented to the exposition for further demonstration.

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18 March 2021
KHAN SHUSHINSKIY - KHAN OF AZERBAIJAN MUGAM ART

March 18 is the day of commemoration of the Azerbaijani mugham corife, the bright representative of the Karabakh executive school - KHAN SHUSHINSKY.
In this connection, we present to your attention a virtual exhibition of materials from the rich collection of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan.

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16 March 2021
ZAKIR BAGIROV - 105

Today is March 16-the birthday of Azerbaijani composer ZAKIR BAGIROV

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27 February 2021
Nizami Gangevi-880

We continue the column dedicated to the 880th anniversary of the birth of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Nizami Ganjevi.
In 1941, the outstanding Azerbaijani composer Uzeir Gajibeili wrote the romance "Syansiz" (Without you) in the words of Nizami Ganjevi.
We present to your attention this romance in the 1944 edition
Notes. Uzeir Gajibeili. "Syansiz". Baku: Azerbaijan State Music Edition. 1944.

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2 February 2021
Anons





24 Yanuary 2021
Dear friends!

According to the decision of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, from January 25, 2021, restrictions related to the activities of museums have been cancelled, and thus, from Monday, January 25 The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan and its branches are open to visitors!

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22 Yanuary 2021
Year of Nizami Gyanjevi

We continue the column dedicated to the 880th anniversary of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker Nizami Ganjevi. The first of Azerbaijani composers to address Nizami Ganjevi was Kara Karayev, who, then a student of the Moscow Conservatory, in July-August 1939 wrote Three tesnifas - Leylie, Shirin and Saranjin Tesnifi - for voice and symphony orchestra
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31 December 2020
Happy New Year!





16 December 2020
Memory: Vagif Mustafazade

December 16 is the day of memory of the prominent Azerbaijani musician, composer, pianist, founder of the direction of jazz mugam, Honored Artist of Azerbaijan, winner of the Azerbaijan State Prize Vagif Mustafazade.

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8 December 2020
HAPPY RETURN, SHUSHA!

Our native Karabakh was liberated from the Armenian occupation by our victorious army led by our Supreme Commander-in-Chief Ilham Heydar oglu Aliyev and reunited with our Motherland after 28 years.
The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan continues the column called "Welcome back, Shusha!". This time we present to your attention the author's manuscript of Ashraf Abbasov's poem "Shusha" for the piano stored in the rich collection of our museum (10 pages, 1945 , DK6473).

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25 September 2020
"Hello Neighbour!"

The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan participated in the project "Hello Neighbour!" organized by the Russian State Children's Library and the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Moscow. The musicians of the Museum Ensemble of Old Musical Instruments sounded for children Azerbaijani folk instruments such as tar, kamancha, qanun, flute, balaban, zurna and nagara. Then young guides of the museum, artists of the children's and youth theater "Gunay" (director - Larisa Tarusova) spoke about them.

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18 September 2020
SEPTEMBER 18 - CONGRATULATIONS ON THE DAY OF NATIONAL MUSIC!

Dear friends!
Music is an integral part of our life!
Today is celebrated the 135th anniversary of the outstanding Azerbaijani composers Uzeyir Hajibeyli and Muslim Magomayev, as well as the 25th anniversary of the Day of National Music. The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan congratulates each of you and all musical communities on the day of national music and sincerely wishes everyone creative success. May our whole life be accompanied by cheerful notes!
CONGRATULATIONS ON THE DAY OF NATIONAL MUSIC!




6 September 2020
TO THE 135TH ANNIVERSARY OF UZEYIR HAJIBEYLI AND MUSLIM MAGOMAYEV.

Today we continue a series of issues dedicated to the Azerbaijani composers, coryphaei of Azerbaijani music. This time, from the rich collections of our museum, we present photographs of these two coryphaei with their spouses.

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30 August 2020
An article by Afet Islam in the newspaper Êàñïèé (Caspian) dated 29.08.2020 about the participation of Alla Bayramova, director of the Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan, at the online conference within the framework of the international festival dedicated to the 180th anniversary of P.I.Tchaikovsky in Klin (Russia).





30 August 2020
SYMPHONISM AND ETHNOS IN MUSIC OF REINHOLD GLIERE AND MUSICAL HERITAGE OF AZERBAIJAN OF THE XX-XXI CENTURIES

Director of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan ALLA BAYRAMOVA and professor of the Baku Music Academy KENUL NASIROVA took part in the international online conference SYMPHONISM AND ETHNOS IN MUSIC OF REINHOLD GLIERE AND MUSICAL HERITAGE OF AZERBAIJAN OF THE XX-XXI CENTURIES dedicated to the 145th anniversary of the birth of R.M.Gliere. The conference was attended by musicologists and musicians-performers from five countries: England, Azerbaijan, Russia, USA and Switzerland.
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14 August 2020
Glances at Exhibits I


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30 July 2020
From the collection of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan

These are the Moroccan traditional musical instruments from the collection of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan. We publish them today because the 30th of July is the National Holiday in Morocco - the Throne Day. We congratulate H.E. Mr Adil Embarch, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco in the Republic of Azerbaijan and in his face all the Moroccan people.

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23 July 2020
From the collection of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan

On July 23, 1993, the city of Agdam and most of the Agdam region, one of the most picturesque of Azerbaijani regions, which raised many famous musical figures was occupied by Armenian aggressors. The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan stores personal belongings of the tar-player Gurban Primov (1880-1965), a Karabakh man, a native of the village of Gulably, Agdam district. The carpet was donated by G.Primov's fellow countrymen for his 75th birthday, as indicated by the inscription woven in the upper part of the carpet. 1955

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21 July 2020
OPERA AYNA by Gara Garayev and Jovdet Hajiyev

The famous composer Gara Garayev's first opera Ayna in four acts, was written together with Jovdat Hajiyev in 1940. That time both of them were students of Professor Anatoly Alexandrov in Composition theory class at the Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory.

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14 July 2020
PEARLS OF THE MUSEUM OF MUSIC

Today we present you two musical instrumets - two zurnas from the Museum collections. The rarest example of instrument's silver coating and a rare example of the entering the museum in a pair of identical instruments of the same maker. Obviously, both instruments were designed for members of the same family, and therefore remained in a pair. Material: wood, silver. Shusha, Karabakh, Azerbaijan 1940s.

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3 July 2020
"GUEST PERFORMERS" - YMA SUMAC IN BAKU

In the "GUEST PERFORMERS" section, we present materials available at the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan to the famous Peruvian and American singer Yma Sumac ( Soila Auqusta İmperatris Çavvari del Kastilyo: 13.09.1922-01.11.2008).

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10 June 2020
The Music Lovers Club as an Example of Sustainable Cultural Activity

My article The Music Lovers Club as an Example of Sustainable Cultural Activity was published in the Literary and Composers’ Museums - Museums as Cultural Hubs (ICOM, Paris, 2019). This publication includes some of the papers of the ICLCM Annual Conference taken place in Kyoto in 2019.

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30 May 2020
VAN CLIBURN in BAKU

Opening a new section “Guest Performers”, we present the materials available at the Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan on Van Cliburn.
Harvey Lavan "Van" Cliburn, Jr. (1934 - 2013) - outstanding American pianist, the first winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition (1958).

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18 May 2020
FINE ARTS IN THE MUSEUM OF MUSICAL CULTURE OF AZERBAIJAN

On the occasion of the INTERNATIONAL MUSEUMS DAY, 18th OF MAY, we present some examples of paintings, graphics, and sculture from the rich collections of the Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan in the virtual exhibition. These are works of the Azerbaijani and non-Azerbaijani professional artists Mikayil Abdullayev, Boyukaga Mirzazade, Togrul Narimanbekov, Arif Huseynov, Elkhan Tahirov, Tamilla Dagestanli, Davud Kazimov, Shakir Huseynov, Aykhan Rasulov, Agasef Jafarov, Musa Mehdiyev, Ali Hagverdiyev, Nikas Safronov (Russia), Irina Zagovorcheva (Russia), Lena Chibor (Ireland), Bahruz Kafi (Iran), works by sculptors Jumshud Ibrahimov, Namig Dadashov, etc.
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18 May 2020
International Museum Day

International Museum Day is an international day established at the initiative of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and held annually on May 18. The event highlights a specific theme that changes every year to promote cultural exchange and cooperation among peoples. This year's theme is Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion.

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13 May 2020
13th of May - on this date in 1982 prominent Azerbaijani composer Gara Garayev died.


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7 May 2020
The Music Lovers Club: 12 years of Sustainable Cultural Activity

On the International Museum Day in May 2008The Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan launched the Music Lovers Club. Firstly it was called Classical Music Lovers Club to differentiate its profile from folk music. Since May 2008 this Club has had its meetings on the first Wednesday of every month. This activity has been sustainable indeed as during almost 12 years it knew no break until the beginning of the present quarantine! There was neither break because of ‘season’ like in theatres, nor because of vacations or holidays like in educational institutions. Indeed, museum is open all the year around and people need cultural activities and entertainment all the year around. But because of the corona virus pandemia in March, April and May 2020 the Club meetings were canceled.

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27 April 2020
AZERBAIJANI FOLK DANCES


The Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan organized a lot of events dedicated to the six Azerbaijani musical phenomena which have been included to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. One of them was YALLII (Kochari, Tenzere), Azerbaijani traditional group dances of Nakhchivan. Yalli, traditional group dances, are dance expressions based exclusively on collective performances. Typically, yalli are performed in a circle, chain or line, and involve elements of games, pantomime (bird or other animal imitations), physical exercises and movements. The community of the yalli dances consists of practising dancers, who enact the dances either spontaneously or in a planned manner at various festivities and celebrations. Some variants of yalli bear a song-like character and are practised by both women and men, while others are practised by men only and imitate pastoralist games with some elements of butting animals.




17 April 2020
April, 17 is the birthday of Zulfugar Hajibeyov (1884-1950).

Zulfugar Abdulhuseyn oglu Hajibeyov was a prominent Azerbaijani composer, one of the founders of the Azerbaijan State Theatre of Musical Comedy.
In this regard, The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan dedicates this page to him and presents some of the archive materials.

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17 April 2020
“6 RUBAI TO THE WORDS OF OMAR KHAYYAM” BY GARA GARAYEV

Director of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan, Doctor of Philosophy, Honoured Cultural Worker Alla Bayramova discovered in the Russian State Archive of Literature and Art the notes of the romances by Gara Garayev "6 rubai to the words of Omar Khayyam", which were written in 1944 while studying in the composition class of the famous composer D.Shostakovich at the Moscow State Conservatory named after P. I. Tchaikovsky.
For the first time in the history of music, Honoured Artist of The Republic Inara Babayeva, accomponied by Professor of the Baku Academy of Music Leyla Mammadaliyeva, performed this work in 2017 on the 50th anniversary of the Azerbaijan State Museum of Musical Culture.
We have already presented you one of these romances in their performances. Now we invite you to listen to all the romances performed by the Honoured Artist of the Republic Farida Mammadova in the House Museum of Gara Garayev, accompanied by Professor of the Baku Music Academy, People's Artist Ulviyya Hajibeyova.




17-19 June 2019
The meeting of ICOM ICLCM in Vienna

Director of the Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan, as a board member of the International Committee for Literary and Composers' Museums (ICOM ICLCM), takes part in the annual board meeting of this Committee'S board in Vienna.
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22 February 2019
27th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide


On February 22, 2019, the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan took place an event dedicated to the 27th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide.
Director of the Museum, Doctor of Philosophy, Honoured Cultural Worker Alla Bayramova made a opening speech. Khojaly victims are commemorated with a moment of silence.

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22 February 2019
Children's Music School ¹15 named after Rauf Hajiyev (director Nadir Babayev) in the House-Museum of Gara Garaev.



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25-26 October 2018
Garayev Unites: Museums and Musical Connections of Azerbaijan and Russia


Within the frames of the VI Baku International Humanitarian Forum, the scientific conference Garayev Unites: Museums and Musical Connections of Azerbaijan and Russia was held by the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan in its new branch - THE GARA GARAYEV MUSEUM. The conference was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the outstanding Azerbaijani composer Gara Garayev (1918-1982). Director of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan Dr. Alla Bayramova, General Director of the Russian National Museum of Music Dr. Mikhail Bryzgalov, the spouse to the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan Abulfas Garayev, Dr. Lala Kazymova, numerous art historians, musicologists, and museum professionals took part in the conference.
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3-7 August 2018
Conference in Latvia


On August 3th-7th, 2018 a conference on “Personality and Time in the Museum Exhibition” was organised by the International Committee for Museums of Literature and Composers (ICLCM) in Riga and Jurmala, Latvia.
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20 May 2018
DANCES IN THE MUSEUM


The final chord of the International Day of Museums in Azerbaijan!
Organized by the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan for the first time in the history of Azerbaijani museums, the dance evening was a success!

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2 May 2018
The scientific and practical conference "Heydar Aliyev and Azerbaijani Musical Culture"


Dedicated to the 95th anniversary of the birth of the national leader was organized in the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the specialized secondary Music School named after Bulbul on May 2, 2018.

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7 March 2018
Meeting with Arif Huseynov


On March 7, 2018 the event dedicated to outstanding Azerbaijani Painter, People’s Artist of Azerbaijan Arif Huseynov, was held at the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan.

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5 February 2018
Alla Bayramova, Director of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan, was awarded with an honourary certificate “For Contribution to Strengthening Cultural Relations between Azerbaijan and Russia”


Alla Bayramova, Director of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan, was awarded with an honourary certificate “For Contribution to Strengthening Cultural Relations between Azerbaijan and Russia”. The certificate of honour was signed by Valentin Denisov, the head of the Representative Office of Rossotrudnichestvo in Azerbaijan.

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25 January 2018
110th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s first composition work, Leyli and Mecnun opera


On the event dedicated to the 110th anniversary of Azerbaijan’s first composition work, Leyli and Mecnun opera composed by Uzeyir Hacibayli was held on the 25th of January of 2018 in the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan.

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5 July 2017
Announcement






12 May 2017
Musical Instruments of Islamic World

Dedicated to the IVth Islamic Solidarity Sports Games taken place in Baku, Azerbaijan, in May 2017, the temporary exhibition Musical Instruments of Islamic World was organized by the Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan. Exhibition was launched on May 12. Musical instruments of Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Indonesia, Iraq, Arab Emirates, Turkey, Morocco, Qatar, and Egypt together with those of Azerbaijan were demonstrated. Exhibition was accompanied with live music performed by the Museum’s Old Musical Instruments Ensemble, by the group Shalu from Bushehr city (Southwest of Iran), music played by the Iraqi students, songs and dances performed by the representatives of the Uyghur ethic Islamic minority from China, and Indonesian songs and dances performed by the local students of Azerbaijan University of Languages. The majority of exhibited musical instruments are the items of the Museum collections, but some were kindly provided for this purpose by some embassies of Islamic countries in Azerbaijan.
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16 December 2015
In memorie of Vagif Mustafazade

December 16 is the day of memory of outstanding Azerbaijani jazz musician and composer, founder of “Jazz Mugham” Vagif Mustafazade. Traditionally today the museum is open for all visitors. At the same time, to popularize the heritage of V.Mustafazade among young people, there was the event in the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy. The program of the meeting included the speech about Vagif’s life and creative activity by director of the museum Afag Aliyeva, performances of famous Azerbaijani jazz musicians Emil Afrasiyab, Elchin Shirinov, Rafig Seyidzade, Javan Zeynalli. There was also a presentation of new book of young author Mir Musa Seyidzade “History of Jazz in Azerbaijan.”



12-15 August 2015
10th international scientific conference by The International Association for Word and Music Studies

From August 12 to 15, Director of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan Alla Bayramova took part at the 10th international scientific conference Music, Narrative and the Moving Image, organized by The International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA) at Fordham University, New York.
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15 June 2015
A Glance on Azerbaijani Music

We are glad to welcome you at our new exhibition: A Glance on Azerbaijani Music.

Entry fee: 1 AZN.

Address: 49, Neftchiler avenue, Museum Center, 2nd floor.

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16 May 2015
Life Continued in Music: Trees and Musical Instruments

On May, 16 The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan organized the celebration of the International Museum Day. The event was named Life Continued in Music: Trees and Musical Instruments dedicated to the International Museum Day.
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7 May 2015
70th anniversary of the victory over fascism

An event dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the victory over fascism in the Great Patriotic War will be held in the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan at 14:00, May 7, 2015 read more...


5 - 8 March 2015
Seminar of International Association of Museums and Collections

The director of The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan Alla Bayramova participated at the next seminar of International Association of Museums and Collections from March 5 to 8, 2015. The target of the seminar is to get acquainted with a number of museums of Germany (Beethoven-Haus Museum in Bonn), Netherlands (The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam – the only visited museum which is not music museum), Belgium (Vleeshuis Museum of Musical Culture in Antwerp, The Musical Instrument Museum and La Monnaie Theatre Museum in Brussels) and France (Museum of Mobile Music at Pompidou Science Centre in Lille and Music Museum in Paris). read more...


30 October 2014
Literature in the Context of Interreflection of Arts. Conference.

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9 August 2014
Tamara Sinyavskaya in the Niyazi Museum

Photoreport from Niyazi Museum read more...


4 August 2014
Meeting with famous organist, Dr. Jamila Javadova – Spitzberg

Photoreport from Niyazi Museum read more...


18 May 2014
Different National Cultures Meet in a Museum

This topic was chosen by The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan as its response to the motto “Museum collections make connections” offered by ICOM. The event taken place in the Museum on May 18, 2014 provided many examples of intercultural cooperation. read more...


5 March 2014
The night of piano music

On March 5, 2014 at the Niyazi House Museum, the Classical Music Fans Club presented "The night of Piano Music". The interesting concert program consisting of works by European composers Ludwig Van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Ferenz Liszt and P.I.Tchaikovsky was performed by graduates of the Baku Music Academy and the Moscow State Conservatory, winner of national and international contests Seidhanym Babaeva. read more...


27 February 2014
"Dedication"

On February 27, 2014 The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan together with Honored Artist of Azerbaijan, Professor of Baku Music Academy Ulviya Hajibeyova performed the concert "Dedication". read more...


27 January 2014
The 90th anniversary of Shafiga Akhundova

January, 21 is the birthday of Shafiga Akhundova (21.01.1924), composer, the People’s Actress of Azerbaijan. Her opera – The Bride’s Rock (1972), became the first Eastern opera, written by a woman-composer. On January, 27 in the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan took place an event, dedicated to this date. read more...


17 January 2014
Dedicated to 20 January tragedy

The event for the 24th anniversary of 20 January tragedy took place by The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan, "Icherisheher" History Museum of "Icherisheher" State Historical-Architectural Reserve together with music school named after Bulbul on 17 January 2014. read more...


15 January 2014
Meeting with Fakhraddin Karimov

On January 15, 2014 at the Niyazi House Museum, the Classical Music Fans Club hold a meeting with conductor, honored worker of arts, associate professor of Baku Music Academy (BMA) Fahraddin Karimov. read more...


4 December 2013
Giuseppe Verdi - 200

On December 4, 2013, in the Niyazi House Museum, the Classic Music Fans Club of State Museum of Azerbaijan Music Culture performed the night, dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the great Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi.

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22 November 2013
Fikret Amirov – 91

On November 22, 2013 at The State Museum of Azerbaijani Musical Culture held an event dedicated to the 91st anniversary of the outstanding composer, People's Artist of the USSR, laureate of State Prize Fikret Amirov.

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7 November 2013
Tofig Guliyev – 96

On November 7, 2013 at The State Museum of Azerbaijani Musical Culture held an event dedicated to the 96th anniversary of the outstanding Azerbaijan composer Tofig Guliyev.
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6 November 2013
Musa Mirzoyev - 80

On November 6, 2013 at The State Museum of Azerbaijani Musical Culture held an event dedicated to the 80th anniversary of outstanding composer, People's Artist, Professor of Baku Music Academy, Musa Mirzoyev.
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4 September 2013
Hasan Abasguliyev – 75

On September 4, 2013, the Classic Music Fans Club of State Museum of Azerbaijan Music Culture performed the night, dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the composer, conductor, Honored Artist of the Republic of Azerbaijan Hasan Abasguliyev.
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30 November – 2 December 2012
Popular Culture in Turkic Asia and Afghanistan: Performance and Belief

International Symposium Popular Culture in Turkic Asia and Afghanistan: Performance and Belief was held by the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Countries, University of Cambridge, UK, on 30th Nov – 2nd Dec 2012. Dr.Alla Bayramova, director of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan participated with her paper Traditional Azerbaijani Music: Some Peculiarities of Modern Interpretation. read more...


1 - 5 October 2012
The 100th anniversary of Niyazi in the Gnesina’s Memorial Flat Museum, Moscow, Russia.

The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan together with the Gnesina’s Memorial Flat Museum organized the exhibition dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the outstanding Azerbaijani conductor and composer Niyazi in Moscow. This project originated as the first of collaborative projects within the Association of Musical Museums and Collections. read more...


29 August 2012
From the last publications of the Museum: Set of cards, dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijani conductor and composer Niyazi.

The Niyazi Museum is one of the branches of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan. Niyazi (1912-1984) was the outstanding Azerbaijani conductor and composer. Among the collections of the Niyazi Museum there are more than 40 fine arts items – pictures and sculptures mostly by prominent Azerbaijani artists and sculptors, such as Beyukaga Mirzazade, Hasan Haqverdiyev, Mikayil Abdullayev, Togrul Narimanbeyov, Jalal Qaryagdi, Omar Eldarov, Tokay Mammadov, Jumshud Ibraghimov, etc. read more...


4 July 2012
Participation of the museum director A.Bayramova in the International forum Eurasian Culture in a New World. Astana, Kazakhstan. June 2012

Photoalbum


2 May 2012
Haydn – 280

Celebration of 280th anniversary of composer Franz Joseph Haydn’s birth (Photoalbum) read more...


2-6 February 2012
Sufi Sutra Festival

The Old Musical Instruments Ensemble of the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan at the Sufi Sutra Festival. Kolkata, India, 02 - 06.02.2012. Photoalbum.
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11 January 2012
Nizami and music

2012 is the year of the 870th anniversary of the great Azerbaijani poet and thinker, founder of the Azerbaijan Literature Nizami Ganjevi. According to the order of President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev a series of events took place at the State Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture.
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25-29 September 2011
Annual Conference of the ICLM. Chiaravalle, Italy 2011

The State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan took part in the conference LITERATURE AND MUSIC organized by International Committee of Literary and Composers Museums (ICLM) and Fondazione Chiaravalle Montessori in Chiaravalle (Ancona, Italy) on the 26th-29th of September 2011. read more...


18 May 2011
The International Museum Day

As from 1978 according to the decision of the International Council of Museums the 18th May of every year is being celebrated as The International Museum Day. With this purpose the event under the name “Laughing with Molla Nasreddin” dedicated to the International Museum Day was held in the State Museum of Musical Culture of Azerbaijan read more...


9-11 July 2010
SAMP – Intercontinental Museums’ Network in Azerbaijan

In the framework of the participation of Azerbaijan State Museum of Musical Culture in the work of the Intercontinental Museums’ Network SAMP, a seminar was held in Baku on 9-11 July 2010. read more...


7 April 2010
Meeting dedicated to Lutfiyar Imanov

On April 7, 2010 a meeting, dedicated to the People’s Artist of the USSR and Azerbaijan, professor Lutfiyar Imanov, took place. The event was organized by the Society of the Solidarity of Young Azeris of the World and the music and theatre fund “Lutfiyar Imanov”. read more...


7 April 2010
The Masterpieces of UNESCO in Moscow: Azeri Mugam

On April 7, 2010, a meeting was organized by the representatives of The Fund of Heydar Aliyev and the Embassy of Azerbaijan in the Russian Federation. read more...


3 March 2010
Meeting with Zahra Guliyeva

On March 3, 2010, there was a meeting with the People’s Artist of Azerbaijan, professor of Baku Music Academy, violinist Zahra Guliyeva in the Classical Music Fans Club. read more...


3 February 2010
The night dedicated to the birthday of Gara Garayev

The night dedicated to the birthday of the prominent composer, teacher, scientist, The People’s Artist of Azerbaijan, Gara Garayev, was held in the home-museum of Niyazi, in the Classical Music Fans Club. read more...


20 January 2010
20th anniversary of the tragedy of January 20

On January 18, 2010, in the Azerbaijan State Museum of Musical Culture, an event, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the tragedy of January 20, was held. read more...


13 January 2010
Meeting with Teymur Goychayev

On January 13, 2010, the Classic Music Fans Club met with Teymur Goychayev – the People’s Artist of Azerbaijan, the artistic director and the chief conductor of Azerbaijan State Chamber Orchestra named after Gara Garayev and of the State Youth Symphony Orchestra. read more...


18 May 2009
The International Museums Day

On May 18, 2009, in the Azerbaijan State Museum an event took place, dedicated to the International Museums Day. read more...


1 April 2009
The Vocal Music Night

On April 1, 2009, a regular meeting ofthe Classic Music Fans Club affiliated with the Azerbaijan State Museum of Musical Culture was held. The meetings are usually held every first Wednesday of the month in the house-museum of Niyazi. This meeting was dedicated to the vocal music. read more...


September 17, 2007
National Music Day

In September 17, 2007, the action dedicated to the National Music Day was arranged in the State Museum of the Azerbaijan Musical Culture.
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20-23 August 2007
The 21st General Conference of ICOM (International Council of Museums)

From 20 to 23 August, in Vienna (Austria) there took place the 21st General Conference of ICOM (International Council of Museums) under the name “Museums and Universal Heritage”.
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18 may 2007
Greetings to the State Museum of Azerbaijani Musical Culture

Greetings to the State Museum of Azerbaijani Musical Culture on the occasion of its 40th Anniversary and International Museum Day 2007 Celebrations of the theme "Museums and Universal Heritage"
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29 november - 1 december 2006
The seminar of the ALAS intercontinental museum network

The scheduled seminar of the ALAS intercontinental museum network (Asia, Latin/Central America, Africa, Sweden) was conducted in the State Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture from 29 November to 1 December 2006.
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10 november 2006
Event dedicated to the 160th anniversary of tar performer Sadigjan.

On 10 November, 2006, the event dedicated to the 160th anniversary of the eminent Azerbaijani tar performer Sadigjan was held in the State Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture. The Director of the Museum Alla Bayramova made an opening speech.

The presenter of the event was the Head of museum's department Tarana Gaziyeva who told of Sadigjan.
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30 october 2006
The 10 th anniversary of the Museum Old Musical Instruments Ensemble

On the 30 th October 2006 the 10 th anniversary of the Museum Old Musical Instruments Ensemble was celebrated in the Song Theatre, Baku.
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18 september 2006
The Uzeyir Memorial Day

The State Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture celebrated traditionally Uzeyir's Memorial Day on 18 September - birthday of the founder of professional music, scientist, teacher, public figure Uzeyir Hajibeyov.
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18 august 2006
Niyazi 94

Every year in August, the State Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture makes arrangements dedicated to the memory of the eminent composer and conductor - maestro Niyazi.
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18 may 2006
Participation in other events

On 18 May, 2006, the State Museum of Azerbaijan Musical Culture and American Voices International Organization presented the joint project - a CD "From jazz to mugham, From mugham to jazz"...

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Video
- The opening of Niyazi Museum
- Speech of Ministry of Culture
  and Tourism A. M. Qarayev

- 10 year anniversary
  of The Museum Ensemble
  of Old Musical Instruments





 
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