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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Polad Bulbul-oglu began singing at the bronze

Almost all of Azerbaijan gathered on Prechistenka street. The occasion — presentation of a new sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli from the cycle “My contemporaries”. This time the Master immortalized Baku Nightingale, and now Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Russia Polad Bulbul oglu. Among the guests of the evening was “MK”.

Polad Bulbul-oglu thanks Zurab Tsereteli. Photo: Serge, Shagulashvili.

Hall with the famous Apple of the Academy of arts is filled to capacity. Here the poet Andrey Dementyev, Joseph Kobzon with spouse Nelli, the artist Boris Krasnov, a former Director of the Bolshoi theatre Anatoly Iksanov, the diplomatic community, friends of… artist Zurab Tsereteli with an artist Tahir Salahov opened sculpture. And it together with the pedestal 3.2 meters in height, so to pull off her Cape is not so easy. She gets stuck on his head, as the mask of Zorro. Hall laughs, and most of all — Sam Polad Bulbul oglu.

Bronze the singer holds the microphone, performing one of his songs, his other hand holds my heart. This posture is characteristic. Work will stand in the gallery of Zurab Konstantinovich, where there are works from the cycle “My contemporaries”. Among the heroes of Oleg Tabakov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Mstislav Rostropovich, Galina Volchek…

— Mr. Ambassador, what song do you associate with the monument?

— With all of my compositions. The work was gorgeous, bright and flashy. Zurab was able to observe all proportion, although I did not pose. This song is an invention of the author. A I accidentally learned from a friend. Thanks to Zurab: all that he did in one life, usually have time for five…

Don’t have time to finish, as played by the orchestra. Conducts Junior Bulbul, 14‑year-old Murtaza. First comes the Polonaise from the Opera “Eugene Onegin” by Tchaikovsky, followed by some more classical things. That’s what hereditary family of musicians! Despite his age, Murtaza holds firm, works with a large group professionally. That’s just shy bows that says and dad: “Son, take a bow normal. Do not hurry to leave the scene”. After these words, Polad Bulbul-oglu takes the microphone and lights the room hits — “Your road”, “Call”, “Dolly”…

— I liked the monument, — says Joseph Kobzon. — I asked his master how much weight bronze Polad, and he said, “Much less than alive.” Indeed, he has done a lot and not all is said. And his song “You told me last night that I would call today” slyamzili Ukrainians. Made my own version: “Ti Zh mene pidmanula, ti Zh mene pidvela”. So his work, as Zurab Tsereteli, will be remembered for a long time.

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