There’s a bit of a mystery surrounding this oud.
Victor Mahillon, curator of the Museum of Musical Instruments at the Brussels Conservatoire, acquired it from Alexandria in 1879. 264 more words
“I’m Not Fully Reconditioned Yet”
Among the reasons for going to a Robyn Hitchcock concert—of which there are more than you might think, and only one of which is the high quality of the music performed—is Robyn’s stage banter. 552 more words
The second oud in Europe whose journey we know about arrived thanks to the Belgian musician and scholar François-Joseph Fétis (1784-1871). Led by his ambition to understand music from all over the world, Fétis asked for help from the Belgian consul in Alexandria, Étienne Zizinia (1794 – 1868). 548 more words