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date: 15 September 2019

Rasheed, Hassan (Ahmed )locked

  • Samha El-Kholy

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(Ahmed )

(b Cairo, 1896; d Cairo, 1969). Egyptian composer . As a boy he played the violin in Egypt and in England. He read agriculture at Durham University (also singing baritone and composing), and returned to Cairo in 1918. He began to compose vocal music to Arabic texts, an activity which culminated in the first opera composed by an Egyptian, ...

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