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Tolibjon Sadikov (March 14, 1907 - 1957) was among the founders of professional music in Uzbekistan, as well as the composer of musical dramas, quartets, operas, and romances. Sadikov was born in Samarkand. From 1924-28, he studied at the Institute of Music and Choreography in Samarkand, where his teachers included leading Uzbek poets and composers, such as Sadriddun Ayni, Sergey Mironov and Viktor Uspensky. He then studied at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow from 1934-41, where he graduated as a composer and conductor in the class of Reinhold Gliere. His many honors included the National Artist Award and the State Prize of the USSR. Sadikov also founded the Uzbek Composers Union in 1934 and served as its director for the following 14 years.
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