Kozlov Vladimir Mikhaylovich - talented musician.
His acquaintance with Gara Garayev was founded in 1925 at the
musical school of Conservatoire (V.M.Kozlov was a student both
of piano and theoretical-composer section of Conservatoire).
At that time V.M.Kozlov has already possessed professional spirit
and generosity, he was unusual soft and delicate person.
Creative autobiography of Gara Garayev is directly connected
with Sonata for violin and piano written in 1950 (after V.M.Kozlov's
death) and devoted to the memory of his friend.
Rudolphe Leopold Moritsevich (1877-1938)
Graduated from Moscow Conservatoire of S.I.Taneev's composition
He worked as a teacher more than 20 years at Saratov musical
school, afterwards at Conservatoire.
In 1930-1932 he taught at Leningrad Conservatoire and musical
school of Leningrad, from 1931 he was invited to Baku Conservatoire
as a chairman of composing theory department and Professor.
Sharoyev G.G. - student of distinguished Russian
pedagogues M.K.Benua and A.P. Yesipova, Professor of Azerbaijan
State Conservatoire, where G.Garaev studied in piano class.
Abdul Hajibeyov (5 (18) IÕ 1885 - 23 XII 1948)
- distinguished Soviet composer, pedagogue, public man.
Hajibeyov initiatively established a new class named "Foundations
of Azerbaijan folk music". Being a big expert of musical folklore
of the republic, he grounded its modal consistent patterns in
harmonic theoretical system.
Gara Garayev attended Uzeyir Hajibeyov's courses on "Foundations
of Azerbaijan folk music" . This great musician evaluated talented
Gara Garayev's perspectives soon. "He struggled for my national
soul", - said Garayev. Hajibeyov's method as any authentic pedagogue's
was extended far from the theory frame.
Gara Abulfaz Garayev was very thankful to his teacher through
many years. His spiritual Symphonic transcription "Ashug-sayagi"
(1965) - trio for violin, cello and piano - was dedicated to
the memory of Uzeyir Hajibeyov, where the peculiarities of Hajibayov's
ashug style were converted.
Dmitriy (12 (25) IX 1906 - 9 VI 1975) - Soviet composer,
pianist, pedagogue and public man.
Gara Garayev returned from Moscow in autumn of 1943, and D.Shostakovich
being a professor of Moscow Conservatoire accepted him in his
Friendship relations between the teacher and the student lasting
till the end of their life are explained with the similarity
in character, opinion and creative position.
It was also proofed in productiveness or character of Garayev's
work during student years without fail. First symphony (1943),
Sonata la-minor, opera "Vatan" (1945), Second Symphony written
by graduation of Conservatoire (1946) are undoubtedly his (Shostakovich's)