Fikret Amirov

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In 2014, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the Heydar Aliyev Center have jointly made a music album devoted to Azerbaijan’s eminent composer, founder of the symphonic mugham genre in the world music Fikret Amirov. On 25 November 2014, presentation of the publication took place at the Heydar Aliyev Center.

The publication includes a book talking about the life and rich creativity of Fikret Amirov, DVDs with the composer's "Sevil" Opera and "A Thousand And One Night", and CDs with his works.

Made on the basis of the composer’s private archive, the book starts with description of the city of Shusha, where F.Amirov’s music originates from, and the music of this place late in the 19th, early in the 20th century. Events go on in chronological sequence, tracing the Amirov dynasty’s course of life and creativity, and the history of F.Amirov’s immortal works, as well as cultural environment causing them to be created are reflected in the book. References printed in press organs about the eminent composer and his works in different periods, and opinions of well-known persons have been collected in the book. 

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