The below illustrations of the poem Layla and Manjun, from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, include 13 miniatures in gouache, dated 1431; one watercolor from the early 16th century; and an image of Nizami's original manuscript.

Alim Qasimov and Fargana Qasimova with Silk Road Ensemble
Excerpt from Silkroad's 2007 Harvard Residency performance of Layla and Majnun.
The Parents' Disapproval
video courtesy of Silk Road Ensemble

"Leyli və Məcnun" - The original opera by Uzeyir Hajibeyli, performed annually at the opening of each season of the Theater of Opera and Ballet in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Filmed 29 April 2012) 

Mark Morris' recommended text. 

Mark Morris' recommended text. 

Margazhi Maha Utsavam

"This is a fabulous TV show which airs during the Madras Music Season in December. The decor is incredible and varies show to show and the music is divine." - Mark Morris

Arşın mal alan / The Cloth Peddler (English subtitles)

The Cloth Peddler is a full-length Azerbaijani comedy film made in Baku in 1945, based on the operetta by the famous Azerbaijani composer Uzeyir Hajibeyov. Plot: Set in Baku at the turn of the 20th century, a young successful businessman Asgar wishes to marry.