Uzeyir Bay Hadjibayli "ARAZBARI"
One can’t but turn the child to the idol, he will demand sacrifices after growing
Uzeyir Bay Abdul Hussein oglu Hajibayli (1885-1948) Great Azerbaijanian composer Uzeyir Bay Hajibeyli (also Hajibeyov) who is the the founder of the Azerbaijani classical music, national opera, national anthem and many famous operas, was born in a noble family in Agjabedi settlement not far from Shusha. He completed and put on stage "Leyli and Majnun" in 1908, opera written based on the motives of a famous poem by Fuzuli, the great Azerbaijani-Ottoman poet of XVI c. Thus, U. Hajibayli who was only 23 years old at the time, made Azerbaijan the first Muslim nation to have its own national opera. He was also the founder of the musical comedy genre in Azerbaijan, splendidly captured the way of life of the XIX c. Azerbaijan in his musical comedies. Hajibayli personally wrote all the librettos to his operas and musical comedies. He founded the first music school in Azerbaijan, which later served as a basis for creating the Azerbaijan State Conservatoire.