PROMINENT FIGURES OF MUSIC
Mir Movsum Nevvab Garabagi (1833-1918)
He was a poet, painter, calligraph and musicologist. He created the tractate "Vuzuh ul-ergam" ("Definition of figures", 1884) as a practical means for those willing to study and perform mugam.. The composition provided information on the main mugams of that period, theoretical rules of creating mugam songs, ways of their performance, and attitude to texts of poems. The tractate as the first published creation of Azeri music and valuable historical document testifies the high level of development of the
culture of folklore music in Azerbaijan in the 19th century.
Mirza Sadiq (Sadiqdjan) (1846-1902)
The tar player. He was the famous tar player in the Caucasus and Iran. He improved the design of tar, through increasing the number of tiny tune strings from 5 to 11.
Sadiqdjan was the first to play tar on the breast (the tar was previously played at a face)
The very tar, improved by him was widely spread in the Caucasus and Central Asia and became the symbol of music in Azerbaijan
Cabbar Qaryaghdi oglu (31.03.1861-20.04.1944)
Was the singer, composer and worker of the art of music. He became the popular artist of Azerbaijan in 1935 and was one of the prominent figures of the profession of a singer in Azerbaijan.
He participated in concerts and meetings along with the tar players Sadygdjan, Mirza Faradj and kamancha player Meshedi Gulu. In 1905 he created trio with the tar player G.Pirimov and kamancha player S. Oganezashvili. By an invitation of stock companies "Gramophone", "Sport-Record" and "Extraphone" he recorded his voice on a gramophone in Kiev, Moscow and Warsaw in 1906-1912.