Biography

Biography
Composer, People’s artist of The Kaz.SSR, Kaz.SSR State Prize

Биография

Khamidi Latyf

(1906-1983)


Composer, People’s artist of The Kaz.SSR, Kaz.SSR State Prize. Graduated from Tashkent Education Institute and First Moscow Musical College, Theory and Composition Department of Professor B.Yavorski, Tartar Opera Studio of Moscow Conservatory. L.Khamidi composed a great number of choral arrangements, songs, romances, and waltzes. He composed more than ten waltzes, among which the «Kazakh Waltz» and «Bul-bul» brought acclaim. He also wrote compositions on patriotic and historical themes. The peak of the composer’s career is with the creation of the operas «Abai», «Tulegen Tokhtarov» (together with A.Zhubanov), «Jambul». Khamidi remains in the history of musical culture as the collector-ethnographer of Kazakh folk music and the author of educational and works on musicology.