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Biography

Khayyam Mirzazade (Khayyam Hadi oglu Mirzazade, Azerbaijani: Xəyyam Hadı oğlu Mirzəzadə, Baku, Azerbaijan, 5 October 1935 - 30 July 2018) was an Azerbaijani composer and professor.

Khayyam Mirzazade graduated in 1957 at the Azerbaijan State Conservatoire. From 1957, he taught at Azerbaijan State Conservatoire. From 1969 to 1983, he was a manager of composition cathedra at Azerbaijan State Conservatoire. Khayyam Mirzazade is the author of symphonic and chamber compositions, music to drama spectacles and to movies and songs.

On October 7, 2000 he was awarded with Shohrat Order by the President of Azerbaijan.

Titles and awards
Honored Art Worker of the Azerbaijan SSR (1972)
People’s Artist of the Azerbaijan SSR (1987)
Lenin Komsomol Prize of the Azerbaijan SSR (1970)
State premiums of Azerbaijan (1976, 1986)
“Shohrat” Order (2000)

Compositions
For chorus, soloist and symphony orchestra:

“Blossom, our Motherland” cantata (together with E.Mahmudov, lyrics by Z.Jabbarzade, 1964)
Ode about party (lyrics by B.Vahabzade, 1975)

For symphony orchestra:

Symphony I (1957)
Symphony II (Triptych, 1970)
Little lyric suite (1963)
Sketches-63 (1963)
“In Mughan fields” suite (1967)

For chamber orchestra:

Music (1964)
3 choreographic scenes (1969)

For woodwind instruments:

Sextet (1962)

For string quartet:

Quartet I (1956)
Quartet II (1961)
Four miniatures (1958)
Norashen dances (1972)

For brass instruments:

Quartet (1970)

For violin and fortepiano:

Sonatina (1950)
A poem and scherzo (1952)

For solo instrument

Genesis, Sonata for viola solo (1982)

Music to movies
1961 – “Our street”
1964 – “Summit” (a plot in film-almanach “Whom do we love much”
1970 – “My seven sons”
1972 – “I grew up at the seaside”
1973 – “Along a dangerous marine way” (short-movie)
1974 – “Winds blow in Baku”
1977 – “A stab in the back”
1978 – “Country house for one family”
1981 – “The day after tomorrow, at midnight”
1985 – “Cottage season”
1987 – “Aphrodite’s hands” (short movie)
1990 – “Basement”
1993 – “My white city”
1993 – “Hello from another world”
1993-2002 – “Shooting is postponed”

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