Mashadi Jamil oglu Amirov
When we listen to Fikret Amirovís multi-coloured
music, the charming nature of Azerbaijan, its sated fantastic world, motley,
reviving patterns of our carpets appear at us in all their beauty. He
loved very much music, history, literature. Being 10 years old he perfectly
played tar and acted at concerts. His boundless interest to national music,
arisen from the childhood, has led him up to the end of his days. It has
influenced all his composing activity. He has inherited subtleties of
the Azerbaijan national music and secrets of playing on our national tool
- tar - from his father, a well known composer - Mashadi Djamil Amirov,
who played masterly on this tool.
In 1939 F.Amirov enters the Azerbaijan State Conservatory on the faculty
of composing. His talent was highly estimated by the outstanding composer
Uzeir Gadjibekov, who has rendered a special influence on his education.
Being a student the young composer wrote variations and preludes for a
piano, two musical comedies and other works.
Fikret participated in WW2, where he received a heavy wound in fights
under Voronezh; after recovery, having demobilised from army, he returned
in native Baku and continues his education in the conservatory.
In 1948 he finishes the Azerbaijan State Conservatory. F.Amirovís creativity
covers the diversified genres of musical art. His operas, operettas and
ballet have got popularity from the music fans and amateurs of symphonic
music. Symphonic mugams "Shur" and " Kurd ovshari " created by F.Amirov
are executed with constant success in the most known concert interiors
of the world.
In 1953 the composer writes an opera "Sevil",
devoted to freedom of the Azerbaijan women. This opera occupies an
outstanding place among modern operas. The product involuntarily concentrates
attention on perfect melodies close to national spirit.
F.Amirov - author of many known songs. He
has written music to a plenty of drama performances and films. During
his last years of life F.Amirov gives a special attention to art of
In 1973 he wrote ballet "Nasimi dastani ", in
1979 - ballet on motives of known east fairy tales "One thousand and one
night ". This ballet has won huge glory. F.Amirovís last large work -
The role of our great composer F.Amirov in
development of Azerbaijan and other east peoples music is huge. He
is awarded with a rank of the Hero of Socialist Work, State premium
of Azerbaijan Republic, premium of Lenin Comsomol, two Lenin awards
, two awards of a Red Labour Banner. F.Amirov was repeatedly selected
deputy in Supreme Council of Azerbaijan Republic and USSR. He was
the secretary of the Azerbaijan Union of the Composers, Union of the
Composers of USSR, honourable member of the Academy of Sciences of