Melodiya released a gramophone disc with recordings of the 1960s – 1980s to commemorate Muslim Magomayev. The famous singer Magomaev, as they called him the “voice of eras”, performs songs by Arno Babadzhanyan, Polad Bulbul Oglu, Mark Fradkin, Arkady Ostrovsky and other Soviet composers, as well as the most famous song of his own composition – “The Blue Eternity”.
Muslim Magomayev was born on August 17, 1942, in Baku. He gained national fame after his performance at the Kremlin Palace of Congresses in 1962. The singer’s repertoire includes more than 600 songs; Magomayev himself is the author of more than two dozen songs. The singer died on October 25, 2008, in Moscow at the age of 66.
The genius of Magomayev was of a worldwide scale, and his art was cosmopolitan. He was a citizen of the world, performed in several languages without an accent, and his contribution to Soviet pop music is that he began to dismantle the Iron Curtain that isolated it, bringing many influences from global musical culture to it.
The digital version of the disc is available to music lovers on Spotify, Yandex.Music, YouTube, Apple Music and contains an additional track.