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fri 26 nov 2021 23:00 
Composer: Riad Al Sunbati

Egypt. The music of Riad Al Sunbati. (Part 2)


A second Episode dedicated to one of the greatest Egyptian composers and Ud players of the 20th century. Riad El Sunbati (or Al-Sunbati) (1906-1981). best known for his music for Umm Kulthum.. Sunbati is one of a handful of  composers responsible for the the sound of Egyptian music-an example and inspiration to all middle eastern music- between the 1930s and 1970s.

you can listen to the first episode by clicking here


ام كلثوم دويتو مع رياض السنباطي - حيرت قلبي معاك

In this episode we’ll listen to a complete live recording (about 54 minutes)  to one of Sunbati’s compositions for Um Kulthum performed by her in January 1955, followed by the intro played by him on the Ud.




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