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Mozart In Egypt / De Courson, Al Maghreby, Et Al


Release Date: 04/27/2004 
Label:  Virgin Classics   Catalog #: 45311   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalHughes De Courson
Performer:  Ragab SadekNabil DiabMohammed MostafaMustafa Abd Al'-Aziz,   ... 
Conductor:  Milen Natchev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The album features Mozart compositions interpolated by Egyptian instruments and singers as well as tracks of Mozart's music recorded in the traditional Western manner but with overlaid tracks of Egyptian percussion and instrumental music that matches the tempo, rhythms and key context of the Mozart original. The album features Mozart compositions interpolated by Egyptian instruments and singers as well as tracks of Mozart's music recorded in the traditional Western manner but with overlaid tracks of Egyptian percussion and instrumental music that matches the tempo, rhythms and key context of the Mozart original. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mawwall by Traditional
Performer:  Ragab Sadek (Daf), Nabil Diab (Darabukka), Mohammed Mostafa (Rebab),
Mustafa Abd Al'-Aziz (), Reda Shiha (Voice), Ibrahim Shahin ()
Written: Egypt 
Length: 5 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: Egyptian 
Notes: On this selection Mustafa Abd Al'Aziz plays arghul, and Ibrahim Shahin plays kawal.
Arrangers: Hughes De Courson; Nasredine Dalil.
Cairo, Egypt (1997); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997) 
2.
Ikhtitaf fi Assaraya (Die Entfürung aus dem Serail) by Hughes De Courson
Performer:  Jim Cuomo (Clarinet), Ragab Sadek (Daf), Nabil Diab (Darabukka),
Ibrahim Shahin (), Mohammed Mostafa (Rebab), Mustafa Abd Al'-Aziz (),
Nasredine Dalil (Flute), Hassan el Meghannawaty (Voice)
Conductor:  Milen Natchev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 6 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: On this selection Mustafa Abd Al'Aziz plays arghul; and Ibrahim Shahin plays kawal.
Cairo, Egypt (1997); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997) 
3.
Mahdiyat by Hughes De Courson
Performer:  Samira Donya (Voice), Alain Aubin (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 2 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Cairo, Egypt (1997); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997)
This selection is sung in Egyptian and German. 
4.
Concerto for Oud & Piano no 23 by Hughes De Courson
Performer:  Mario Angelov (Piano), Henri Agnel (Oud)
Conductor:  Milen Natchev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 7 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Notes: On this selection Mustafa Abd Al'Aziz plays arghul; and Ibrahim Shahin plays kawal.
Cairo, Egypt (1997); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997) 
5.
Double Quartet in E Flat, K. 374 by Hughes De Courson
Performer:  Mustafa Abd Al'-Aziz (), Mohammed Mostafa (Rebab), Nabil Diab (Darabukka),
Ibrahim Shahin (), Ragab Sadek (Daf), Jim Cuomo (Clarinet),
Ivan Péev (Violin), Elka Zacharieva (Cello), Dimiter Stankov (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 7 Minutes 23 Secs. 
Notes: On this selection Mustafa Abd Al'Aziz plays arghul, and Ibrahim Shahin plays kawal.
Cairo, Egypt (1997); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997) 
6.
Lamma bada yatathenna (Symphony no 40) by Hughes De Courson
Performer:  Mohammed Fouda (Ney), Ashraf Essam (Rik), Mostafa Abdel Naby (Violin),
Abdou Dagher (Violin), Prof. Maged Serour (Qanoun), Mamdouh El Gebaly (Oud),
Safwat Sourour (Darabukka), Rabah Dalil (Darabukka)
Conductor:  Milen Natchev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 4 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: Arabic 
Notes: Cairo, Egypt (1997); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997)
This work was written in collaboration with Nasredine Dalil. 
7.
Double Quartet in F by Hughes De Courson
Performer:  Ibrahim Shahin (), Mohammed Mostafa (Rebab), Dimiter Stankov (Viola),
Ivan Péev (Violin), Elka Zacharieva (Cello), Mustafa Abd Al'-Aziz (),
Nabil Diab (Darabukka), Ragab Sadek (Daf), Jim Cuomo (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: On this selection Mustafa Abd Al'Aziz plays arghul, and Ibrahim Shahin plays kawal.
Cairo, Egypt (1997); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997) 
8.
Hamilu lhawa tahibou by Hughes De Courson
Performer:  Prof. Maged Serour (Qanoun), Mamdouh El Gebaly (Oud), Abdou Dagher (Violin),
Mostafa Abdel Naby (Violin), Mohammed Fouda (Ney), Safwat Sourour (Darabukka),
Nasredine Dalil (Voice), Ashraf Essam (Rik), Alain Aubin (Voice)
Conductor:  Milen Natchev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 3 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: Cairo, Egypt (1997); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997)
This selection is sung in Arabic and German. 
9.
Yaman hawa by Hughes De Courson
Performer:  Mamdouh El Gebaly (Oud), Abdou Dagher (Violin), Mostafa Abdel Naby (Violin),
Mohammed Fouda (Ney), Safwat Sourour (Darabukka), Rabah Dalil (Darabukka),
Ashraf Essam (Rik), Prof. Maged Serour (Qanoun)
Conductor:  Milen Natchev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: Arabic 
Notes: Cairo, Egypt (1997); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997) 
10.
Ouzat al Kahira "L'Oca del Cairo" by Hughes De Courson
Performer:  Alain Aubin (Voice)
Conductor:  Milen Natchev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Cairo, Egypt (1997); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997) 
11.
Egyptian Symphony no 25 in G minor by Hughes De Courson
Performer:  Rabah Dalil (Darabukka), Mohammed Mostafa (Rebab), Mustafa Abd Al'-Aziz (),
Ragab Sadek (Daf), Rabah Dalil (Rik), Nabil Diab (Darabukka),
Ibrahim Shahin ()
Conductor:  Milen Natchev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: On this selection Mustafa Abd Al'Aziz plays arghul, and Ibrahim Shahin plays kawal.
Cairo, Egypt (1997); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997) 
12.
Dhikr/Requiem/Golgotha by Hughes De Courson
Performer:  Sheikh Mohamed Al Helbawy (Voice)
Conductor:  Milen Natchev
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1997 
Length: 11 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: On this selection Mustafa Abd Al'Aziz plays arghul, and Ibrahim Shahin plays kawal.
Cairo, Egypt (1997); Bulgarian Radio Studios, Sofia, Bulgaria (1997)
This selection is sung in Arabic, Bulgarian, Coptic, Greek and Latin. 

Sound Samples

Mozart l'Egyptien: Ikhtitaf fi Assaraya (L'Enlèvement au sérail)
Mozart l'Egyptien: Double Quatuor en fa K.496 pour clarinette, violon, alto, violoncelle, arghul, rababa, Kawala, tabla, Doff et sagat
Mozart l'Egyptien: Lamma bada yatathenna/Symphonie No.40
Mozart l'Egyptien: Mahdiyat (Berceuses)
Mozart l'Egyptien: Concerto pour oud et piano no.23
Mozart l'Egyptien: Hamilu lhawa tahibou/Aria de Papageno no.20
Mozart l'Egyptien: Yaman hawa/Thamos roi d'egypte
Mozart l'Egyptien: Mawwall
Mozart l'Egyptien: Double Quatuor en mi bemol K.374 pour clarinette, violon, alto, violoncelle, arghul, rababa, Kawala, tabla, Doff et sagat
Mozart l'Egyptien: Ouazat al kahira (L'oie du caire)
Mozart l'Egyptien: Symphonie Egyptienne no.25
Mozart l'Egyptien: Dhikr/Requiem/Golgotha

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