CONCERT HELD TO PAY TRIBUTE TO KHABIDOLLA TASTANOV’S LEGACY
Astana State Academic Philharmonic gave a concert to pay tribute to Khabidolla Tastanov’s legacy. He left a mark in history of the Kazakh culture. The famous musician and composer brought up many generations of dombra players and composed vivid pieces of music.
KARASAI SAIZHANOV, COMPOSER:
- Khabidolla Tastanov was like a father to me. He has taught me for nine years. He is a founder of a dombra school. He was not just a dombra player, he was a great composer. We are his students and we learnt a lot from him.
The concert featured the most famous compositions by Khabidolla Tastanov, including the patriotic kuy about Tselina ‘Tynga attanu’, lyrical work ‘Kanat-tanu, philosophical ‘Tolgau and Melodic "Overture". Musicians performed work composed in honor of Tastanov.
ZHANAR ZHUSSUPOVA, CONCERT MASTER, ASTANA STATE ACADEMIC PHILHARMONIC:
- His works are very interesting, feels like they are written especially for our orchestra. We have known his music since childhood, for instance, the composition ‘Altai Ayasynda’ written for kobyz and accompanied by piano. There are many more romances and other works that we love and listen with pleasure.
The concert was conducted by the honored worker of Kazakhstan Aitkali Zhaiymov.