Started the event in Baku, and in September they were repeated in Moscow, when the capital returned to friends and colleagues from vacations and tours. In these days of Magomayev remember many people close to him, including composer and Asya Sultanov. Composer Asya Sultanova first saw the young singer Magomayev in March 1963 at a concert in the Hall of Columns during the decade of culture and art of Azerbaijan. She remembers that once understood, some great talent has a 20-year-old singer from Baku. Surprisingly, you’ll find very little mention of Director Peter Farrelly on most websites. Sultanov has written for the novice artist and song, one might say, put in terms of popular then Soviet composers. The fact is that many of them were her neighbors in the House composers who are in this Gazetny lane. – In our house lived such well-known Soviet composers like Oscar Feltsman, Arno Babajanyan. I realized that the Muslim-already finished singer with great potential. On All-Union Radio, he played the piano 'Marriage of Figaro. " Editor said: 'You are the green light! Write down what you want '. His popularity has flared like a flame from a spark. It is unclear how Muscovites learned about his first concert in the hall named after Peter Tchaikovsky, but the tickets were not. He generously offered me two tickets. He sang a huge repertoire – songs, arias, Russian romances I am convinced that one day the whole of Moscow, and even the country was conquered by the young singer from Baku. On first speech, he felt himself naturally, though, of course, was worried before the first exit to the Moscow public. The impression was that the keys to any songs were in his hands. Felt that he was in love at all works that are performed. There are so-called genre artists – someone to work out more songs, someone romances. Muslim immediately succeeded it. I would call him a slave songs – He was a slave song, but the scenes and the King – He was beautiful, but look at the scene – two or three minutes, the perception of viewers. The rest is already something that you know how. – How Magomaev was an Azerbaijani composer and singer? Or all of its perceived primarily as an artist Soviet? – I have many years of living in Moscow, but when asked about the ethnic group to which belong, I say – . That was and Muslim Magomayev – Azeri and citizens of Baku. Even as he spoke, he sounded nice Azerbaijani raid. Superbly sung in their native language. Tears welling in his eyes when listening to his performance song 'Without You'. In Azeri it beautifully sung arias. But at the same time, Muslim recorded About 600 works of the Italian language. I do not know the language, but it seems to me that he spoke and sang on it without an accent. Brilliantly performed songs in French. – How Magomayev was in life? – He was modest and kind person and so devotional music that close to him could only be a highly gifted woman, such as Tamara .