Turgun Alimatov (Uzbek: Turgʻun Alimatov; 20 January 1922 – 17 December 2008) was one of the leading Uzbek classic music and shashmaqam virtuoso and composer, an eminent figure of 20th century folk and classical music. The People's Artist of Uzbekistan, The Pride of Uzbek nation, was an unparalleled master performer of tanbur, dutar, and sato.
Alimatov is well loved by the Uzbek public. His image is associated with national pride. A broad musical community knows Alimatov first and…
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