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Composer: Hajibeyli, Uzeyir (1885-1948)

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Year of birth1885
Year of death1948
Period20th century
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Mark Morris Dance Group/ Silk Road Ensemble: Layla and Majnun

MMDG and the Silkroad Ensemble in Layla and Majnun © Susana Millman
Mark Morris' courtly choreography plays second fiddle to unique mugham vocals and the lyrical music inspired by Azerbaijan’s first composer 
***11
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Mark Morris / Silk Road ensemble: Layla and Majnun

Layla and Majnun © Susana Milman
The staging required that the dancers move through and around the musicians, and this intertwining gave the piece a coherent visual identity and a flowing energy. 
*****
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