World-renowned composer Fikret Amirov remembered in Los Angeles

Baku, January 16 AZERTAC

An event in memory of world-famous Azerbaijani composer Fikret Amirov was held at Azerbaijan’s Consulate General in Los Angeles.

The event brought together mebers of the “Save a Heart” Foundation of the world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles.

Azerbaijan’s Consul General Nasimi Aghayev informed the participants about the composer’s life and activity.

Mr. Aghayev noted that with his music Amirov made tremendous contributions to the world music earning much international recognition.

The Consul General mentioned that at the invitation of the U.S. State Department an exclusive group of just four Soviet composers, led by Dmitri Shostakovich, travelled to the U.S. in 1959. Stressing the fact that one of these composers representing the entire Soviet classical music was Amirov, he said that this was illustrative of the importance attached to the great composer’s music.

Noting that Amirov’s music found much recognition and admiration in the U.S. as well, the Consul General said that his works were performed by symphonic orchestras of New York, Philadelphia and Houston under the leadership of Leopold Stokowski, one of the leading conductors of the 20th century.

President of the “Save a Heart” Foundation Yzhar Charuzi and the member of the Foundation Esphir Blaugrund praised Amirov’s music and thanked the Consulate General for the opportunity to get to know the whole richness of the Azerbaijani music and culture.

The event featured screening Fikrat Amirov’s “1001 Nights” ballet.

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