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

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

Post by fredbucket » Thu Oct 29, 2009 2:10 am

ilu wrote:A question? Is lezginka a kind of Arabic dance?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lezginka

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

Post by ilu » Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:29 am

Fred:
Gracias.

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

Post by kh0815 » Fri Oct 30, 2009 6:15 pm

Not at all, ilu. Please move a tiny little bit from Northern Africa to Asia: http://www.google.de/search?sourceid=na ... q=lezghian

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

Post by ilu » Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:27 am

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

Post by mballan » Sat Nov 14, 2009 3:38 pm

One of the most famous and revered of all composers from Azerbaijan……Kara Abul’faz ogly Karayev. Born 1918, Baku: died 1982, Moscow. Composer and pedagogue. Studied at Azerbaijan Conservatoire with Gadzhibekov and Rudol’f. Further studies at the Moscow Conservatoire, where he graduated in 1946 following study with Aleksandrov and Shostakovich in composition, and Vasilenko in instrumentation. Joined the faculty of the Azerbaijan Conservatoire. Is recognised as one of the most important Azerbaijan composers, and his students include: Adigezalov, Allayarov, Babayev, Baikhanov, Byul-Byul, Gadzhiyev, Khammamedov, Kuliyev, Maldybayeva, Melikov, Mirza-Zade, Mirzoyev, Shainsky, Zul’fugarov and of course, his son Faradzh Karayev. His music style may be described as “quasi oriental” with Tatar and other folk elements. Piano works include:

“Tsar’s Village Statue” Musical Illustration (1937) **
Karayev K - 'Tsar’s Village Statue' Musical Illustration.pdf
Poem of Joy for Piano & Orchestra (1937)

“Funeral Music” (1937)

3-part Fugue (1939)

Piano Sonatina No. 1 (1940)

Azerbaijan Rhapsody (1939)

Piano Sonatina No. 2 in A minor (1943) **
Karayev K - Sonatina No. 2 in A minor.pdf
Twenty-four Preludes (1951-63)
Karayev - Twenty-four Preludes.pdf
Six Pieces for Children (1973) **
1. Little Valse 2. Spinning Top 3. Reverie 4. At Play 5. Narrative 6. Merry Event
Karayev K - Six Pieces for Children.pdf
Three Preludes for Piano & String Orchestra

Twelve Fugues (Soviet Composer 1982) [No. 9**]
Karayev K - Fugue No. 9.pdf
Two Preludes [1. A major 2. E major]

Valse from the ballet “Seven Beauties” (1952) – arr. Piano solo [Babayev] & [Bitkind] **
Karayev K - Waltz from the ballet 'Seven Beauties' [Babayev].pdf
Karayev K - Waltz from the ballet 'Seven Beauties' [Bitkind].pdf
Two Pieces from the ballet “Seven Beauties” – arr. Two Pianos (Ishug) **
1. The Most Beautiful of all Beauties
2. Waltz
Karayev K - The Most Beautiful of all Beautities from the ballet 'Seven Beauties' - Two Pianos.pdf
Karayev K - Waltz from the ballet 'Seven Beauties' - Two Pianos.pdf
Dancing Scene from the ballet “In the Path of Thunder” – arr. Two Pianos

Five Pieces from the ballet “In the Path of Thunder” – arr. Piano solo [Bitkind] **
1. Dance of the Young Girls 2. Berceuse 3. Fermerov’s Dance 4. Student’s Song 5. Negrov’s Galop
Karayev K - Five Pieces from the ballet 'Path of Thunder' [Bitkind].pdf
“Don Quixote” Eight Symphonic Sketches (1960) – arr. Piano solo [F Karayev] **
1. Travelling 2. Sancho-Governor 3. Travelling 4. Al’donza 5. Travelling 6. Pavana 7. Cavalcade 8. Death of Don Quixote
Karayev K - 'Don Quixote' Eight Symphonic Sketches [F Karayev].pdf
Six Pieces of Medium Difficulty (Soviet Composer) **
Karayev K - Six Pieces of Medium Difficulty.pdf
Polka (Soviet Composer) **
Karayev K - Polka.pdf
Three Little Pieces (Ishug 1979) **
1. March to Celebrate a Birth
2. Sad Story
3. An Elephant in Moscow
Karayev K - Three Little Pieces.pdf
I have posted a number of works ranging from original works to concert transcriptions [mark by ** on the above list].

Enjoy !

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

Post by parag » Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:09 pm

Fantastic dear Malc!!!
Thanks a ton...

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Post by alfor » Sat Nov 14, 2009 5:58 pm

Thanks especially for the preludes (Malc, please do not take it for arrogance, but in due course I will be able to provide a decent scan of these. BTW anybody interested in a violin/piano sonata by Karaev?)

Fascinating jazzy flair with prelude XXIII:
http://azer.com/aiweb/categories/music/ ... rayev.html
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Re: Music of the Caucasus [Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia etc.]

Post by Ferruccio » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:11 pm

parag wrote:Fantastic dear Malc!!!
Thanks a ton...

Parag

Muchly seconded !!
Best regards, Ferruccio

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Post by Ferruccio » Sat Nov 14, 2009 8:15 pm

alfor wrote:...BTW anybody interested in a violin/piano sonata by Karaev?)
...

Of course !!! Thx
Best regards, Ferruccio

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

Post by mballan » Tue Nov 17, 2009 9:36 pm

Thank you kind folk....nice to be back labouring over my scanner. And next:

Elmira Mirza kyzy Nazirova. Born 1928, Baku. Composer and pianist. Graduated as a pianist (1950) and as a composer (1954) from the Azerbaijan Conservatoire, where she studied with Zeidman. Joined the piano faculty of this institution in 1951. Currently more reknown for her friendship with Shostakovich and the inspiration for his 10th symphony than for her own music and achievements ! Piano works include:

Twelve Preludes (1944)
Five Preludes [1st set] (1948)
Four Etudes (1953)
Nazirova E - Four Etudes.pdf
Piano Concerto No. 1 (1954)
Variations [1st set] (1953)
Sonatina (1954 rev. 1981)
Azerbaijan Folk Songs [1st set] (1955)
Suite on Albanian Folk Themes [collaboration with Amirov] – Two Pianos (1955)
Concerto No. 2 for Piano & Orchestra on Arabian themes [collaboration with Amirov] (1957 rev. 1976) – arr. Two Pianos
Azerbaijan Folk Songs [2nd set] (1962)
Azerbaijan Folk Songs [3rd set] (1963)
Variations [2nd set] (1964)
Piano Concerto No. 3 “Youth” (1968)
Sonata Poeme (1969)
Six Pieces (1971)
Twelve Preludes (1973)
Eight Pieces for Children based on Azerbaijani Folk Melodies (1973)
Nazirova E - Eight Children's Pieces on Azerbaijan folk melodies.pdf
Virtuoso Pieces (1978)

I have posted two works: the Four Etudes from 1953 and the more recent Eight Pieces for Children from 1973 [unfortunately the 4th piece was severely damaged so is not included in this scan].

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