Mukhtar Ashrafi

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Mukhtar Ashrafi (Russian: Мухтар Ашрафович Ашрафи, Uzbek: Muxtor Ashrafiy; 11 June [O.S. 29 May] 1912 in Bukhara - 15 December 1975 in Tashkent) was a Soviet Uzbek composer. He was awarded the Stalin Prize in 1943 and 1952, and was named People's Artist of the USSR in 1951. He became a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1941.

Selected works[edit]

Operas
  • Buran (1939, with S. Vasilenko)
  • Grand Canal (1941, with S. Vasilenko)
  • Dilaram (1958)
  • Heart of a Poet (1962)
Ballets
  • Love Amulet (1969)
  • Timur Malik (1970)
  • Stoikost' (1971)
  • Love and Dream (1973)
Orchestral works
  • Symphony No. 1 "Heroic" (1942; awarded Stalin Prize)
  • Symphony No. 2 "Glory to the Victors" (1944)
  • Kantatu o Schast'ye (1952; awarded Stalin Prize)
  • Oratorio Skazanie o Rustame (1974)
  • Music for theater, films, etc.