By Laman Ismayilova
The Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre will premiere a ballet "Legend of love" by great Azerbaijani composer, People's Artist of the USSR, Arif Malikov, in the city of Ufa on January 14.
The ballet "Legend of Love" is based on the legend of "Farhad and Shirin", a story of unrequited love that was immortalized by Turkish poet Nazim Hikmet, Trend Life reported.
In 1958, the composer began work on the ballet, which lasted two years. The world premiere of the ballet "Legend of love" was held at the Kirov State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Leningrad (present day St Petersburg) and received nationwide acclaim.
The ballet immediately became a sensation and became a turning point in the further development of the Soviet ballet of the 20th century.
Since then, Malikov has written music for two more ballets including "Two" and "Poem of Two Hearts", five symphonies and eight symphony poems. The outstanding composer`s works have been performed in more than 80 countries.
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