Miko the Kitty
: “Alakbar Tagiyev (Azerbaijani: Ələkbər Tağıyev; 1922, Ganja — 1981, Baku) was a brilliant lawyer, a wonderful composer and a man with a great soul. Throughout his life, Alakbar Tagiyev dedicated himself to becoming a worthy son of his country. He managed it. His songs are now known far beyond the borders of Azerbaijan: “Arzu Qizim,” “Sana Qurban,” “Istayiram Goram Sani.”
His “San Galmaz Oldun” (and not just this song) became an object of envy and litigation, and not only concerning Armenian claims. The fact that Alakbar Tagiyev was an excellent and competent lawyer helped him to win all lawsuits for copyright protection of all his songs. People still return to Alakbar Tagiyev's songs. It is no surprise that his songs in new arrangements are performed not only by Azerbaijani but also Russian, Turkish and Moldovan singers. And we are confident that his music will last forever.” – Excerpt from an article by Natalie Aleksandrova.
To end this short biography, I invite you to listen to one of Tagiyev’s works, Baku Nights (Bakı gecələri in Azerbaijani), a piece that carries the soul of Azerbaijan’s beautiful capital city, Baku. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojCpBLr1aQQ