December 28, 2021 13:37 (UTC + 04: 00)
By Laman Ismayilova
The Museum of Azerbaijani Literature presented a ballad dedicated to Nizami Ganjavi.
The author of the musical project is the director of the museum, a member of the Azerbaijani Writers’ Union, MP Rafael Huseynov.
The composition was written to the music of singer and songwriter, Cultural Honored Rizvan Sadyrkhanov.
The ballad was performed by the soloist of the State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, director of the Heydar Aliyev palace, the emeritus artist Ramil Gasimov.
The composition was presented as part of the series of musical and artistic compositions “Voice of Nizami”.
Azerbaijani poet and thinker Nizami Ganjavi (1141-1209) enriched oriental poetry and created great monuments of Renaissance literature.
His five poems, known collectively as “Khamsa” (Quintet) are considered the treasure house of Azerbaijani poetry. In his work, the poet has revealed the living pages of history.
Over the past centuries, the works of the legendary poet have been viewed as an artistic phenomenon because his works reflect the social and moral values of humanity at all times.
All the poems and ghazals are full of a deep philosophical content which calls for freedom and justice.
During the presentation, Rafael Huseynov also spoke about the history of the museum.
Founded in 1939, the Museum of Azerbaijani Literature exhibits more than 3,000 manuscripts, rare books, illustrations, portraits, sculptures, miniatures, writers’ memoirs and other objects.
Memories, portraits, sculptures, photographs and autographs of prominent literary personalities are of particular interest.
The pride of the museum is the manuscript of the poem Iskandarname by Nizami Ganjavi, written in 1418. There is a monument to the poet installed in front of the building.
The museum is also called Palace of Poetry because it aims to promote Azerbaijani literature.
An exceptional architecture, a magnificent location make famous buildings imbued with creativity.
The museum attracts everyone’s attention with its beautiful facade where the monuments of six outstanding representatives of Azerbaijani literature – Fuzuli (sculptor F. Abdurahmanov), Vagif (sculptor J. Garyaghdi), Mirza Fatali Akhundov (sculptor P. Sabsay), Natavan (sculptor E Tripolskaya), Jalil Mammadguluzade (sculptor N. Zakharov) and Jafar Jabbarli (sculptor Y. Klyatskin) were erected.
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