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29.03.2024 The exhibition "IN THE WAKE OF STEPPE MUSIC" for the 155th anniversary of the birth of a musicologist Alexander Viktorovich Zatayevich

Central State Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan will organize the cultural event " A connoisseur of Kazakh national music" 

and the exhibition "IN THE WAKE OF STEPPE MUSIC" for the 155th anniversary of the birth of a musicologist, an ethnographer,
a composer, a folk artist of Kazakhstan Alexander Viktorovich Zatayevich on March 29, 2024 at 3.00 p.m. 
Thanks to the work of magnificent son of the Polish people A.V. Zatayevich, the songs and instrumental musical heritage of the
Kazakh people were written down. At that time, there was a legend about a person who recorded the voice he heard on paper 
as a sign, and then performed it right to a tee. He visited the Irtys and Urals, Karkaraly and Kyzylorda, Bokei steppes, Orynbor 
and Zhetysu valleys for a long time and wrote down the songs.
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The ceremony was opened by Galia Temirton, Deputy Director of the Central Museum of the Republic of Kazakhstan for scientific work. Also the Consul General of the Republic of Poland in Almaty, Mr. Jozef Tymanowski made a speech to the guests, who noted: “I believe that today’s event will help develop cultural cooperation between Kazakhstan and Poland, and I want to note that the musical heritage of the great scientist is a rich treasure of the Kazakh people. Therefore, its popularization is important for the country’s culture.”

Associate Professor of Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory Yerkin Shukiman and Head of the Musicology Department of the Auezov Institute of Literature and Art, candidate of art history, associate professor Ainur Kaztuganova also spoke about the unexplored sides of A.V. Zatayevich’s creativity.

Also, representatives of the public association “Polish Cultural Center “Venz”” and students of T. Zhurgenov Kazakh
National Academy of Arts took part in the opening ceremony

As part of the exhibition “ In the Wake Of Steppe Music ”, Almaty residents and guests of the city were presented with photographic materials, articles, collections, books, commentary and musical notations of steppe melodies from the personal complex of the musician-ethnographer. Among the exhibits, a special place is occupied by Zatayevich’s autograph to A. Zhangeldin, which he gave in 1925, as well as A. Zatayevich’s collections “1000 songs of the Kyrgyz people” (tunes and melodies), “500 Kazakh songs and kuys” (tunes and instrumental pieces), a photo where he is captured at the moment of recording Kazakh songs and kyuis. Also of great interest to visitors may be the book “A. Zatayevich” published in 1958, a letter from Zatayevich’s daughter Olga Alexandrovna to Akhmet Zhubanov (1947) as well as an article by an academician Akhmet Kuanovich Zhubanov “ A.V. Zatayevich - the first collector of songs of the Kazakh people ” published in “Vestnik” of the Academy of Sciences of the KazSSR.

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