Biography

Hajibeyov (Hajibeyli) Uzeyir Abdulhuseyn oglu (Azerbaijani: Üzeyir Hacıbəyli; born in Shusha, Nagorno-Karabakh, 18 September, 1885, died 29 November 1948) was an Azerbaijani conductor, scientist, publicist, playwright, teacher and translator. He was the creator of the first operas and operettas in the East. He was a people's artist of the USSR (1938), academician of the Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan (1945), professor (1940), Stalin prize-winner (1941-1946), the chairman of the Composers' union of Azerbaijan (1938-1948), rector of the Azerbaijan State Conservatoire (1928-1929; 1939-1948), director of the Art Institute of A. S. of Azerbaijan (1945-1948).

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