Singer Emin to pay tribute to Muslim Magomayev in his homeland [VIDEO]
By Laman Ismayilova
The Heydar Aliyev Palace will host a concert dedicated to Azerbaijan's prominent singer Muslim Magomayev on October 25, Azernews reports, citing Trend Life.
Famous pop singer Emin Agalarov (EMIN) will perform as a special guest at the concert which marks the 80th anniversary of the famous singer and composer. It should be noted that the composition "Blue Eternity" by the legendary Muslim Magomayev occupies a special place in EMIN's repertoire.
The songs from Muslim Magomayev's repertoire will be performed by well-known artists during the concert to be held within the framework of the "Everlasting Songs" project.
Tickets can be purchased on iTicket.az and at the ticket boxes in Baku.
Muslim Magomayev made a great contribution to Azerbaijani music. His creative activities occupy a special place in the country’s music history.
The idol of millions became famous around the USSR at the age of 19 after a stellar performance at the Kremlin Palace in Moscow. He became known in Europe after a successful performance at the Youth Festival in Helsinki, Finland.
A very important stage in mastering his vocal skills even further was his training in the La Scala Opera Theatre in Milan. Muslim's stay in Italy – a country of innumerable art treasures and the home of bel canto (beautiful singing) – in the 1960s was not only beneficial for his singing but also affected his inner world.
At the age of 30, Magomayev was one of the youngest recipients of the highest artistic title, People's Artist of the USSR. He also received numerous awards for his contribution to opera and popular music in the Soviet Union.
The legendary singer also wrote songs, film soundtracks, and music for theatre performances. In addition, he played in films and acted as a host in television and radio broadcasts. He also loved to paint pictures but called it his hobby.
In his later life, Magomayev struggled with a serious heart condition. In 1998, Magomayev officially ended his musical career and gave only a few performances together with his wife.
One of the greatest singers of the 20th century died of heart failure in Moscow on October 25, 2008, and was laid to rest in Baku.
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Laman Ismayilova is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @Lamiva993