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Updated 31 December 2006
He was born 19 April 1946 in Ganja, Azerbayan.
After taking classes at the musical college, in 1965 Galib Mammadov transferred to Baku and
started to have lessons of composition by Fikret Amirov.
Later he entered the Musical College, named Asaf Zeynally, and joined a theory and composition section,
joining the class of the composer Xayam Mirzazade, R. Farhadova and Z. Stelnic.
In 1969 Galib Mammadov entered the Azerbayan Republic Conservatory, named after Uzeir Hajibeyov. Here he
joined the composition class of the composer Kara Karajev.
In the years of study at the conservatory he composed preludes,variations and sonata for piano,
Sonatina for oboe and piano, scherzo for flute and piano and a string quartet.
He graduated in 1975 with "Bayaties", vocal cycle for soprano, bass and symphony orchestra
on text of the Azerbayan poet Vagif Bayat.
Galib Mammadov is one of the musicians, who tries to bring an interaction between the Western and the Eastern culture.
He plays many different musical instruments: bariton,accordion, violoncello ,piano and organ.
Nowadays he is a organist in a Norwegian Church.
Preludes, Variations and Sonata for piano (1971)
Sonatina for oboe and piano (1972)
Scherzo for flute and piano (1973)
Allegro for string quartet (1974)
"Bayaties", vocal cycle for soprano, bass and symphony orchestra (1975)
"Parvana" and "Uzeir dastani" for strings (1975)
- On text of the Azerbayan poet Vagif Bayat.
"Cleyst sonata" for piano (1979)
- First performed by the Azerbayan State Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Nazim Rzaev.
"Miniatures" for chamber orchestra (1981)
"Nushaba and Alexsander", symphonic poem after Nizami Ganjavi (1983)
Pieces for Children for piano (1983)
"Children's Album" for orchestra (1984)
Writings of Azery Mugams (1984)
"The Treasure of Secrets", ballet for large symphony orchestra (1985)
- Nine mugams.
First performance by Bahram Mansurov.
Two prayes for piano, voice and recorder/indian flute (1987)
- Based on Nizami´s poem.
First performance conducted by Ramiz Malikaslanov.
Waltz for chamber orchestra (1988)
- First performance in 2001 in a version for prepared piano ,bass-clarinet, voice,
clarinet in B,Tar, balaban and percussion.
"The psalms of David", vocal cycle for mezzo-soprano, bass and chamber orchestra (1992)
- First performance by the Azarbayan State Chamber Orchestra, conducted by T. Goychayev.
Psalms Nos. 52 & 39 from the Bible for chorus a capella (1994)
"Landet vi kommer fra (The Country of Origin), vocal cycle (1995-1997)
"Music and Theraphy", compositions for various chamber instruments compositions (1996)
- Vocal cycle in Norsk and Azeri from Azerbayan National Melodies.
CD Brilliant Dadashova: Skruk (Norwegian chorus), conducted by Odvar Hildre
"Odoglan", musical piece for puppet theatre (1997)
Music for Film "Harai, Xojali" (1997-1999)
- After Eyvind Skeie.
First performance by the Baku Puppet Theatre.
Music for Theatre "Molla Nesreddin","Gjavad xan..." (1997-1999)
"Allegro Albana" for chamber orchestra (1999)
"Oratorium Albanum" for symphony orchestra, chorus and organ (2000)
"Dr Menes fiell", cantata (2001)
- After a Latin by Eyvind Skeye.
"My help comes from the Lord a la den brenne", chorus psalm (2002)
"We never know", romance after Emily Dickinson (2004)
- CD KKV: Skruk
Ten songs:"Sommerlandet", ten songs after Eyvind Skeie (2004)
- First performance by Kristina Andersson (singer).
"Min tanke gayr til Betlehem" (2005)
- CD KKV: Skruka
"Iskendername", ballet after Nizami Ganjavi (2005)
- CD Naxos: Mudi
For more information please check Galib Mammadov's website.
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