Gadzhiev, (Akhmed) Jevdet

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Gadzhiev, (Akhmed) Jevdet

Gadzhiev, (Akhmed) Jevdet, Azerbaijani composer; b. Nukha, June 18, 1917. He studied with M. Rudolf and U. Gadzhibekov at the Baku Cons. (1936–38), and with Anatoli Alexandrov, S. Vasilenko, and Shostakovich at the Moscow Cons. (1938–11; graduated, 1947). He then taught composition at the Baku Cons., where he later was a prof, (from 1963) and rector (until 1969). He received state prizes for his opera Veten (1946) and the symphonic poem For Peace (1952). He was made a People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan S.S.R. (1960).

Works

DRAMATIC Opera : Veten (1945; in collaboration with K. Karayev); Ghazal My Flower (1956); The Maiden Gathering Apples (1957). ORCH.: 3 symphonic poems: Azerbaijan (1936), Epistle to Siberia (1937), and For Peace (1951); Sinfonietta (1938); Azerbaijan Suite (1941); 5 syms. (1944; 1946; 1947; In Memory of Lenin, 1956; Man, Earth, Universe, 1971). CHAMBER: Fugue (1940); 3 Fugues (1941); String Quartet (1941); Quartet Poem (1961). Piano : 24 Preludes (1935); Ballade (1950); Sonata (1956); Scherzo (1957); Children’s Corner Suite(1962). OTHER: Vocal works.

Bibliography

E. Muradova, j. G. (Baku, 1962); K. Abezgauz, j. G. (Baku, 1965); E. Abasova, /. G. (Baku, 1967).

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