Tag Archive: Taqsim

Sunday Spotlight on the Non-Western Cello: The Cello in Arabic Orchestras

This week’s installment of the Sunday Spotlight on the Non-Western Cello will focus on the cello in Arabic Orchestras. Stringed instruments have long been part of Middle Eastern art ensembles.  Whether the kamancheh,… Continue reading

What if the concerto developed in Egypt rather than Italy?

This is what it might sound like.  Here’s cellist, Emad Ashour, performing Mohamed Abd El Wahab’s “Han El Wedd” at the Cairo Opera House with the Cairo Opera House Orchestra.  The conductor is … Continue reading

Sunday Spotlight on the Non-Western Cello: Taksim

After spending nearly four hours on a post which I’m now leaving as a draft as it kept getting bigger and bigger as I continued to type (I guess I have lots to… Continue reading

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