Meeting dedicated to the 70th jubilee the People’s Artist of USSR, Laureate of the State Premium, correspondent member of the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, composer Arif Melikov was held in the Baku Musical Academy.

As AzerTAj correspondent was informed in the academy, speakers in the meeting told that Arif Melikov, following the traditions of Uzeyir Hajibayov and Kara Karayev’s school achieved great creative success in youth, noted that famous ballet “Legend of Love”, distinguished with richness, attractiveness of musical language and poetic expression of feelings, conquered all the world and today staged on the theatrical stages with great success.

It was noted that symphonies and symphonic poems, romances and songs of the composer, music written by him to the films and scenic works enlarged the treasury of Azerbaijani national culture.

People’s Artist, professor Arif Melikov expressed his gratitude for attention and high appreciation of his creative work.

Valuable presents and flowers were handed to him.

Then a concert program, consisting of the works by Arif Melikov was performed by the teachers and students of Baku Music Academy.

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