Mukan Tulebaevich Tulebaev (Tulebaev, Mukan) |

Mukan Tulebaevich Tulebaev (Tulebaev, Mukan) |

Tulebaev, Mukan

Date of birth
Date of death
the USSR

Mukan Tulebaevich Tulebaev (Tulebaev, Mukan) |

Born in 1913 in the countryside of Kazakhstan in the family of a poor peasant. The Great October Socialist Revolution opened the way for a talented poor peasant to a higher musical education. Tulebaev graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1951.

The composer’s creative portfolio includes works of various genres: overtures and fantasies for a symphony orchestra, music for dramatic performances and films, romances, songs, choral and piano compositions.

The central place in the work of Tulebaev is occupied by his opera “Birzhan and Sara”, awarded the Stalin Prize.


operas – Amangeldy (together with Brusilovsky, 1945, Kazakh opera and ballet troupe), Birzhan and Sarah (1946, ibid; USSR State Pr., 1949; 2nd edition 1957); for soloists, choir and orchestra – Cantata Fires of Communism (lyrics by N. Shakenov, 1951); for orchestra – Poem (1942), Fantasy on Kazakh Nar. themes (1944), Kazakh overture (1945), poem Kazakhstan (1951), Toy (Holiday, genre picture, 1952); for orc. Kazakh. nar. tools — Fantasy in Hungarian. themes (1953); chamber instrument ensembles: for skr. and fp. – Poem (1942), Lullaby (1948), Lyrical dance (1948), trio (1948), strings. quartet (19491, suite (for piano quintet, 1946); for fp. — fantasy (1942), the heel (1949); for choir – Suite Youth (lyrics by S. Begalin and S. Maulenov, 1954); St. 50 romances and songs; arr. nar. songs; music for drama performances. t-ra and films, including for the films “Golden Horn” (1946), “Dzhambul” (1952, jointly with HH Kryukov).

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