By Laman Ismayilova
Heydar Aliyev Palace hosted an event timed to the 80th anniversary of acclaimed composer, People's Artist of Azerbaijan Elsa Ibrahimova on February 21.
Addressing the event, the Secretary of Azerbaijan Composers Union, Honored Art Worker Sardar Faradzhev spoke about the life and work of Elsa Ibrahimova, stressing her contribution to culture and art.
Famous singers, including Flora Kerimova, Yalchin Rzazade, Brilliant Dadasheva, Gyulaz Mammadova, Ramil Gasimov, Tunzala Agayeva, Ilgar Muradov, Lala Mammadova, Agshin Abdullayev, Isfar Sarabski, Rashad Ilyasov, Ayaz Gasimov, Nadir Gafarzadeh, Zamig Huseynov, Fuad Musayev, Zabit Aliev, Vusala Asgarova, Aynur Iskenderli, Chinara Melikzade, Sarhan Bunyadzade, Kyanan Gadimov, Aytan Maharramova, Nijat Jafarzadeh and others performed at the concert.
The evening featured composer's songs "Bilməzdim", "Gecələr bulaq başı", "Sən yadıma düşəndə", "Bakının işıqları", "Sevgilim tut əlimdən", "Mehribanım", "O gözlər, o gözlər", "Gəl barışaq", "Qurban Verdrdim", "Daha məndə dözüm yox "," Yoxluğunu bilə-bilə "," Ey vətən ", etc
Talented composer wrote beautiful songs about patriotism, friendship and native land. Her music evokes a range of powerful emotions in listeners.
This is the true magic of beautiful music. Works by national composer will always please music lovers with their sincerity and boundless love for Azerbaijan.
Her pop songs were performed by national singers Shovket Alakbarova, Flora Karimova, Ilhame Guliyeva, Akif Islamzade, Islam Rzayev, Elmira Ragimova and many others. Elsa Ibrahimova`s works were highly praised by such famous composers as Tikhon Khrennikov, Georgy Sviridov, Otar Taktakishvili, Jovdat Hajiyev, Gara Garayev, etc.
In 1958, Elza Ibragimova entered the composer faculty of the Azerbaijan State Conservatory. Her first teacher was the wonderful composer Jovdat Hajiyev. A year later she became a student of People's Artist of the USSR Gara Garayev.
The composer wrote over a hundred songs on the words of Azerbaijani poets, some of them are in Lezghian. At the same time, she composed music for verses of Russian poets. The composer wrote a series of classical works, a symphonic poem, an oratorio, vocal-instrumental and chamber compositions, music for various performances. Among the well-known musical works are operas "Afet" (author of the libretto - Huseyn Javid) and "Burning Cradles" (author of the libretto - Ramiz Heydar), which reflects the pain of the Karabakh tragedy. Elsa Ibrahimova is an author of music for Azerbaijani oil workers anthem, dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the national oil industry.
Unfortunately, Elsa Ibrahimova died on February 11, 2012.
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