Film, Video Marouan Benabdallah, Piano

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Marouan Benabdallah, Piano

Pianist Marouan Benabdallah will perform some of the remarkable finds from his explorations, with music by composers from Syria, Algeria, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Morocco on the program. These pieces are paired with his own solo piano arrangement of Saint-Saëns' Africa, juxtaposing the exoticized European "Arabesque" with recent music by composers who offer their own take.

[0:13] Introduction by Susan Vita, Chief of the Music Division
[0:53] Introduction by Marouan Benabdallah
[4:33] Dia Succari: "La Nuit du Destin"
[14:57] Salim Dada: "Miniatures Alg??riennes", excerpts
[24:24] Zad Moultaka: Two Muwashshahs
[38:06] Mohammed Fairouz: "El Male Rachamim", excerpts
[47:04] Nabil Benabdeljalil: Nocturne no. 1
[51:48] Camille Saint-Saëns / Benabdallah: "Africa", op. 89

Event Date
May 27, 2021
Running Time
1 hours 2 minutes 10 seconds
Online Format

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