Congratulation of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev to Composer Emin Sabit-oghlu - Baku, December 12, 1997

Distinguished Emin Sabit-oghlu!

I congratulate you, the prominent representative of the contemprary school of composers of Azerbaijan, Honored Art worker of the Republic on your 60th anniversary.

You are popular in the Republic particularly as the composer of songs, musical comedies, music for  cinema and theatre music. Lyric songs composed by you with great talent have found way to the hearts of the people and become popular. Most of your recent songs have won fame abroad, too. Your musical comedies have presented you as a worthy successor of the rich traditions of this genre distinguished by their national spirit lyric and humorous musical language. The music composed by you has a great role in the achievements of the spectacles, which were staged in the Academic Dram Theatre of Azerbaijan and other theatres. Your activity as professor of Baku Music Academy  for training new musisicans is efficient and estimable. You are stepping into the wisest age of the life as a man-of-art and a talanted composer, who has gained rich experience on the creative road. I hope that you will enrich the Azerbaijani music culture more and gladden your admirers with your works.

I wish you good health, happiness and creative successes.

Heydar Aliyev,

President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

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