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A few "Monologues ..." for the cinema: the crew of the film about Magtymguly visited Moscow

02.09.2023 | 14:35 |
 A few "Monologues ..." for the cinema: the crew of the film about Magtymguly visited Moscow

The film crew of the Oguzhan Turkmenfilm Film Studio arrived in Moscow for one day, on September 1, to shoot a story about the mono opera "Monologues of Magtymguly Pyragy" by composer Mammed Huseynov. This story will be included in a documentary about the great poet, whose 300th anniversary will be celebrated internationally in 2024.


For Turkmenistan, Magtymguly is "our everything". He is represented as a true sage and seer who has comprehended the knowledge of the world. Magtymguly’s poems have been translated into many languages, including Russian. The most famous translations of his works were made by Arseny Tarkovsky. In his opera for one soloist "Monologues ..." the composer used five poems of the poet translated by Tarkovsky.

In addition to the author of the composition, opera singer Daria Huseynova and cellist Anna Bobrova took part in the filming of the plot, which took place in the wonderful "scenery" of one of the most interesting halls of the Zurab Tsereteli Art Gallery, who performed fragments of the mono opera.


The "Monologues of Magtymguly Pyragy" for soprano, cello and orchestra (arranged for piano) were created in the period 2007-2013. The five-part opera consists of five poems: "The Call", "Beginnings", "Sadness", "Truth", "Good and Evil", which are strung on the musical thread of the word precious pearls.


According to Mammed Huseynov, the idea was to embody several hypostases of Magtymguly’s creative personality through selected poems that concentrate the poet's philosophical conceptions of human life, fate, moral and spiritual concepts, etc.

The mono opera was recorded on disc at the Gnessins Russian Academy of Music, performed by Maria Guseva, soloist of the State Academic Choral Chapel of Russia named after A.A. Yurlov. In May 2018, it was performed at the Chelyabinsk Actor's House by Ekaterina Bychkova, an artist of the Chelyabinsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after M. I. Glinka, the piano part is a laureate of all-Russian and international competitions Tatiana Mirkina, the cello part is a laureate of international competitions Svetlana Baginskaya. The director of the play is the assistant to the chief director of the Chelyabinsk State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Roman Precer.


The monologue "Truth" took 1st place in 2010 at the Second International Festival- competition named after Nadezhda Yureneva, the gala concert of which was shown on the TV channel "Russia - Culture".


Mammad Huseynov's work "Turkmen Rhapsody" on Makhtumkuli's most famous poem "The Future of Turkmenistan" is always and everywhere accepted by the public with great delight, whether it is France, Canada or Russia, where it was played at concert venues in St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Astrakhan, and, of course, in the poet's homeland - Turkmenistan. The most popular Turkmen folk melodies are woven in this composition. It is available in two versions - for soprano, string quartet and clarinet and for soprano and orchestra.

At the moment, the monopera "Monologues of Makhtumkuli Fraga" by opera singer Daria Huseynova is being prepared. During the filming of the story about this work, the artist also presented a collection of selected vocal compositions by Nura Halmamedov, released for the 85th anniversary of the composer with her author's edition.



Photo: provided by Mamed Huseynov

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