TV Channel One dedicates day to Muslim Magomayev

TV Channel One dedicates day to Muslim Magomayev

Today, the Russian TV Channel One will broadcast programs and television versions of concerts dedicated to the memory of the legendary performer and composer - Muslim Magomayev.

Muslim Magomaev was born on August 17th, 1942 in Baku. The boy was named in honor of his grandfather, who was one of the founders of Azerbaijani classical music. The Azerbaijan State Philharmonic was named after him. Muslim Magomayev graduated from the music school in piano, the music college, the Baku Conservatory in the vocal class. In 1962, he became a laureate of the youth festival in Helsinki. In 1963, Magomaev conquered Moscow with his concerts. In 1964, he was a visiting artist at La Scala in Milan. After that, the singer performed in the largest theaters of the Soviet Union with the operas Tosca and The Barber of Seville. In 1966 and 1969, Magomayev performed in Paris Olympia with great success. In 1969 he received the MIDEM Gold Disc Award in Cannes 

In 1973, Muslim Magomayev was awarded the title People's Artist of the USSR. In 1975-1989 he was the artistic director of the Azerbaijan State Variety Symphony Orchestra he created.

Magomayev was also known as a composer, writing several film soundtracks and songs. In addition, Magomayev acted in films and hosted television and radio broadcasts 

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