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Berta Davidova

Berta Davidova

Berta Davidova


Berta Davidova is Uzbek maqom singer. She was born in 1922 in Margilan, Uzbekistan in a family which loved music and supported her musical talents. In 1935-1938 she studied at Tashkent Medical Vocational School. During the Second World War she worked as a nurse at Tashkent military hospital, where she sang for wounded soldiers, patients of the hospital. Davidova's career as a singer began in 1943, when she started to work as a soloist of the chorus of the State Radio Committee Read more on Last.fm
Berta Davidova is Uzbek maqom singer. She was born in 1922 in Margilan, Uzbekistan in a family which loved music and supported her musical talents. In 1935-1938 she studied at Tashkent Medical Vocational School. During the Second World War she worked as a nurse at Tashkent military hospital, where she sang for wounded soldiers, patients of the hospital. Davidova's career as a singer began in 1943, when she started to work as a soloist of the chorus of the State Radio Committee, and then as a soloist of "Makom" ensemble under the leadership of Yunus Rajabiy.

She became renowned as early as in 1946 after she had performed classical folk song "Munojat" during the live broadcast on Uzbek radio. In the 1960s, over period of work in "Makom" ensemble, where her talent and remarkable musical gifts showed up best, she quickly became well-known and occupied a well-deserved place among outstanding artists of the country and beyond. Spiritually elevated poetics of the invaluable asset of Shashmakom culture , which was formerly considered as elitist, palatial music, became accessible to the general public and acquired popularity to a large extent due to the high performing mastery of Berta Davidova and her self-sacrificing serving the cause of art. Makoms formed the basis of her repertoire. In makom's history there were many bright performers, but the performance manner of Berta Davidova rendered makoms with new inimitable sounding amidst established traditions.

Makom pieces when performed by her were steeped in deep sensations, disclosing not only the deep philosophic meaning of Oriental poetry, but also richness of her own soul. Possessing her phenomenal musical abilities and faculty of coordinating breath and voice, which was remarkable due to unique strength and beautiful tone, enabled her to perform unrivalled ŕudjes - plangent wide-range culminations of vocal parts. Apart from makoms, Berta Davidova performed classic songs, such as "Munojat", "Figon", "Sarakhbori Oromijon", "Samarkand ushogi", "Dugokh", "Bayot-1", etc. Both her makoms and her song repertoire Is included In the "Golden Stock" of Uzbek radio. Due to outstanding talent of Berta Davidova, a large variety of pieces of Oriental musical art has been included in the world treasury of musical masterpieces. Read more on Last.fm.

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