Gadzhibekov, Sultan

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Gadzhibekov, Sultan

Gadzhibekov, Sultan, Azerbaijani conductor, pedagogue, and composer; b. Shusha, May 8, 1919; d. Baku, Sept. 19, 1974. He studied composition with B. Zeidman at the Baku Cons, (graduated, 1946), where he then taught instrumentation and composition, later becoming a prof. (1965) and rector (1966); also conducted the Azerbaijan Phil. (1955–62). He received state prizes for his ballet Gulshen (1952) and his Concerto for Orchestra (1970). He was named a People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan S.S.R. (1960).

Works

DRAMATIC Stage :The Red Rose, musical comedy (1940); Iskender and the Shepherd, children’s opera (1947); Gulshen, ballet (1950). ORCH.: Variations (1941); 2 syms. (1944, 1946); Caravan, symphonic picture (1945); Violin Concerto (1945); Overture (1956); Concerto (1964); 3 suites: Gulshen (1953), Bulgarian (1957), and Indian (1970). CHAMBER: String Quartet (1943); 2 scherzos (1949). Piano : Sonata (1940); 6 Preludes (1941). OTHER: Vocal works.

Bibliography

D. Danilov, S. G. (Baku, 1956); E. Abasova, S. G. (Baku, 1965); A. Tagizade, S. G. (Baku, 1967).

—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire