Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by mballan » Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:24 pm

Azer Guseynovich Rzayev. Born 1930, Baku. Composer. Graduated in 1953 at the Azerbaijan Conservatoire [violin class of Amiton and Bretanitsky, composition class of Zeydman]. From 1953 he taugh at the Azerbaijan Conservatoire, and then from 1967 at the Music School of Byul-Byul. In 1972 became music director of the Azerbaijan opera and ballet national theatre. Piano works include:

“Russia” (1946)
Scherzo (1947)
March for Two Pianos (1948)
Sonatina (1949)
Piano Concerto (1964)
Piano Concertino (publ 1977…..arrangement of Piano concerto]
Rzayev - Piano Concertino [2P].pdf
I have posted the Piano Concertino…..from what I can ascertain, this is a simplied arrangement of the Piano Concerto aimed at the younger player and is projected in the same vein as Kabalevsky’s 3rd piano concerto. I can find no differences between the original concerto - I have a copy of the miniature score - and the concertino. My apologies, my copy of the score was slightly damaged and I’ve had to make adjustments as I’ve scanned – however, everything should be there.

This link will take you to Azerbaiajn International and a 3 minute clip of the Piano Concerto:

http://azer.com/aiweb/categories/music/ ... zayev.html

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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by mballan » Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:57 pm

Asaf Zeinaly ogly Zeinally. Born 1909, Derbent: died 1932, Baku. Graduated in 1931 from the Baku Conservatoire, where he studied with Gadzhibekov and Karagichev. Composed the first Azerbaijan large symphonic work “Fragments”, as well as some of the earliest Azerbaijan romances. Participated in expeditions to Karabakh and often incorporated folk themes in his works. He was music director of the Azerbaijan Dramatic Theatre and composed music for over ten plays before his early death. Piano music includes:

Children’s Suite (publ. 1934)
1. Procession of the Dolls 2. Child & Ice (Song) 3. Dance 4. Game 5. The Sheep [Azerbaijan Folksong] 6. Debate
Zeinally A - Suite for Children.pdf
Piano Sonata (publ. 1934)

Nine Fugues (publ. 1939)
Zeinally A - Two Fugues.pdf
Folk Dance

I have posted two Fugues from the set of nine, plus the Children’s Suite.

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Post by zeniyama » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:17 pm

You know, I think I may have said something along these lines on the last forum, but I think I'll say it again: I'd love to see some Komitas piano pieces other than the dances, if they exist.
Komitas_-_Dances.pdf
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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.

Post by mballan » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:24 pm

The Russian's adoration of Bach often led composer's to compose numerous polyphonic styled works and here is a small album of pieces by Azerbaijan composers. As there is no index, the works list is as follows:

Polyphonic Pieces by Azerbaijan Composers

Karayev K – Three Polyphonic pieces
1. Prelude
2. Invention
3. Fughetta on the white keys

Fel’zer O – Polyphonic Suite
1. Fugue
2. Interlude I
3. Fugue-Scherzo
4. Interlude II
5. Gigue

Gadzhiev Dzh – Fugue [4 voices]

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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by caostotale » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:32 pm

mballan wrote: Polyphonic Pieces by Azerbaijan Composers
Thanks for these curious little pieces, Malcolm.

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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by mballan » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:28 pm

These works by various Azerbaijan composers are the last I currently hold [will be uploaded in two parts] – I’ve split them so they can be classified under the appropriate composer’s name. I have added some brief biographical information and their piano works are listed in my “book” in the Information & Literature section.

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Azimov A – Four Preludes

Aziz Alekper ogly Azimov [Azizov]. Born 1933, Baku. Composer. Graduated in 1957 from the Azerbaijan Conservatoire after studies with Efendiev. Further studies in composition with K. Karayev. Taught at the Zeynally Music School. A part from these four preludes, also wrote a piano sonatina (1963)
Azimov - Four Preludes.pdf
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Babirov A - Prelude-Scherzo & Toccata

Adil’ Musa ogly Babirov. Born 1951. Unable to locate any further information.
Babirov A - Prelude-Scherzo & Toccata.pdf
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Dadashev - Three Pieces [Prelude, Etude-Scherzo, Meditation]

Dadash Gadzhil ogly Dadashev-aha. Born 1935, Baku. Composer. Honored worked of Azerbaijan [AzSSR] in 1964. Graduated in 1963 from Azerbaijan Conservatoire where he studied composition with Gadzhiev. Took up teaching positon immediately following graduation with the Zeynally Music School, Baku, later becoming head of department in 1965. Joined the faculty of the Azerbaijan Conservatoire in 1971.
Dadashev - Three Pieces [Prelude, Etude-Scherzo, Meditation].pdf
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Ibragimova C - Piece

Sevda Mirza-kyzy Ibragimova. Born 1939, Baku. Composer. Studied piano with Brenner and graduated 1962 from Azerbaijan Conservatoire, further studies with Karayev in composition to 1964. From 1959, taught at the school associated with the Conservatoire; from 1965 as an assistant in K. Karayev’s composition class, joining the faculty of the Conservatoire in 1968. Not included on the works list are now two piano concertos.
Ibragimova C - Piece.pdf
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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by Ferruccio » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:30 pm

Thank you very much, Malc !!
Best regards, Ferruccio

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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by alegitor » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:42 am

Thanks seconded! Wonderful thread :-)

Cheers.

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Post by fleubis » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:11 am

Thirded! Thanks Malc!

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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by fredbucket » Sun Jan 17, 2010 9:13 am

Obviously, I am fourthed to concur...

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