Kara Karayev

Biography

Born: February 5, 1918   Died: May 13, 1982   Country: Azerbaijan   Period: 20th Century
Born Gara Abulfaz oghlu Garayev (Qara Qarayev in Azerbaijani,) also known as Kara Abulfazovich Karayev in Russia, the name he is known by in the West. Kara Karayev was a prominent Azerbaijani composer of the Soviet period who spent time in his beloved city of Baku as well as in Moscow. To those unfamiliar with Azerbaijani music, his music sounds essentially Romantic is style, colorfully scored and incorporates Azerbaijani rhythms, styles and Read more influences. Read less
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