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People’s Artist Arif Melikov buried

09.05.2019 17:10 Oxundu 164

People’s Artist Arif Melikov was buried in the Alley of Honor. 

That the burial ceremony was attended by Baku Mayor Eldar Azizov, Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev, Minister of Education Ceyhun Bayramov and other officials, family, friends of deceased, film and stage figures, public representatives and citizens.

Melikov died today morning at the age of 85.

Farewell ceremony for People’s Artist Arif Melikov ended.

Report informs that the ceremony was attended by President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, Baku Mayor Eldar Azizov, Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev, Deputy Minister of Education Firudin Gurbanov, Chairman of Azerbaijani Writers` Union Anar Rzayev, friends of deceased, film and stage figures, public representatives and citizens.

Melikov’s corpse was taken to the Alley of Honors to be buried.

Melikov died today morning at the age of 85.Farewell ceremony for People’s Artist Arif Malikov took place in Baku.

Report informs that the ceremony was attended by President Ilham Aliyev, First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva, Baku Mayor Eldar Azizov, Minister of Culture Abulfas Garayev, Deputy Minister of Education Firudin Gurbanov, Chairman of Azerbaijani Writers` Union Anar Rzayev, friends of deceased, film and stage figures, public representatives and citizens.

Malikov’s corpse was taken to the Alley of Honors to be buried.

Malikov died today morning at the age of 85. 

Arif Malikov  is an Azerbaijani and Soviet composer. He graduated from the Baku Conservatory as a music composer in 1958. He shot to fame in 1961 when his first major composition "Legend of Love" was staged at the Kirov State Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet in Leningrad (present day St Petersburg) and received nationwide acclaim. The ballet has been staged in several countries in Europe and is regarded as one of the finest works emerging from the former Soviet Union. 

The ballet "Legend of Love", is based upon the legend of "Farhad and Shirin".  Since then, Malikov has written music for two more ballets including "Yer üzündə iki nəfər (balet)" Yer üzündə iki nəfər (balet) ("Dvoe" or "Two") (1967) and "Poem of Two Hearts" (1981), five symphonies and eight symphony poems. He has also written scores for a large number of films and plays and is familiar with practically all genres of music composition.

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