In December, 2005 the musical public celebrated the 80th-anniversary of birth and 55th-anniversary of activity of Faizullah Muzaffarovich Karomatov (Karomatli), one of leading art critics and musicologists.
In this connection, the book of scientific articles “Санъатшунослик масалалари II илмий маколалар туплами” has been published and scientific conference at Institute of Fine arts has been held.
M. Karomatov is a doctor of art criticism and famous scientist doing much for education of young musicologists. His books “Узбекская инструментальная музыка”, “Узбекская домбровая музыка”, “Узбек халки мусика мероси XX асрда” and others as well as folklore and ethnographic expedition he organized more than fifty years ago became worthy contribution to development of national musical culture and propagation of art heritage.
B. Erzakovich told that Faizullah Muzaffarovich “first systematically studied and summarized development of Uzbek instrumental music and musical instruments for many centuries and showed their value in musical culture of today’s Uzbekistan”.
F. Karomatov works much at propagation of oriental musical art, organizes musicological conferences, symposiums and other actions devoted to different musical themes which enrich knowledge of different national musical genres and musical instruments.
Editorial Board wishes health and further successes to F. Karomatov.