On October 20, a ceremony was held in memory of the well-known Azerbaijani composer, People’s Artist, State Prize laureate Tofig Guliyev, in memory of the “Azerbaijani Treasure of Treasure” in accordance with the Presidential Decree of 7 February 2017 at the Azerbaijan University of Languages (AUL). At the event, organized jointly by the Azerbaijan Scientific Research Laboratory and the Regional Studies Department, within the University’s Audience + program, it was talked about the important services of the outstanding composer in the development of our musical culture.
Welcoming the participants of the event, rector of AUL, active member of ANAS, Honored Scientist Kamal Abdulla said that the creativity of Tofig Guliyev conquered hearts of millions of listeners. “We are on the line from our great leader Heydar Aliyev. The price given to our classmates, masters and teachers coincides with the value given by President Ilham Aliyev today. Today, we commemorate Tofig Guliyev at the event organized by President Ilham Aliyev. I have had the honor to meet Tofig Guliyev. Tofig Guliyev was a great man. He was one of the rare people who managed to grow older, younger and smaller. “
Tofig Guliyev was a great intellectual not only for his art and music, but also his personality: “Today, his sons and relatives are his spiritual followers, and our well-known director and art worker Eldar Guliyev is worth mentioning. It is our heart that will always be in the heart of this artificer that will please your pleasant dining and mood. I would like to note that artists like Tofig Guliyev are happy artists because Tofig Guliyev’s art is developing as it develops as it grows and peaks in its dynamics. Today, when we listen to Tofig Guliyev’s music, we come to terms with both the Baku and Azerbaijan, the feelings of friendship and love with the works written by him. “
Later, the People’s Artist of Azerbaijan, film director and screenwriter Eldar Guliyev talked about the moments he witnessed in life and creativity of Tofig Guliyev. Guliyev spoke highly about his father’s creative work: “In 1997, at the jubilee ceremony dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Tofig Guliyev, Heydar Aliyev told that everything will change and will be forgotten, but Tofig Guliyev’s music will live.”
Shahveren Babayev, a second-year student of AUL’s Israeli Studies specialty, performed “Nargile” and “Peri” songs and performed songs and dances of the composer.
At the end of the event, pupils of the Art Gymnasium under the National Conservatory of Azerbaijan were awarded by the AUL leadership for their active participation in the event.
Note that, one of the creators of Azerbaijani pop music, Tofig Guliyev, has created a brand new page in the centuries-old national chronicle of national culture. His diverse genres, which enrich the treasures of our people’s cultural treasures and today’s repertoire of various generations, have a high degree of aesthetic and artistic taste in people.