Fatma Said - El Nour

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Fatma Said - El Nour
Fatma Said (soprano), with Rafael Aguirre (guitar) Malcolm Martineau (piano) & others

[ Warner Classics / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 16 October 2020

The young Egyptian soprano Fatma Said, praised for the luminosity and rich colours of her voice, makes her recording debut for Warner Classics with El Nour. Her enticing and absorbing recital programme crosses cultures, combining art songs by French, Spanish and Egyptian composers with Egyptian folk songs and popular songs from the Middle East. As she explains, "'El Nour' in Arabic means 'the light', and this album sheds light on how music that has been interpreted many times can be perceived in a different light. The idea is to connect three cultures - Arabic, French and Spanish - and to show how much, despite cultural, geographical and historical differences, they have in common when it comes to music."


Ravel: Shéhérazade
Miguel de Falla: Tus ojillos negros
Serrano, J: La canción del olvido: No. 2, Canción de Marinela
Obradors: 2 Cantares populares: No. 2, Del cabello más sutil
Berlioz: Zaïde, H. 107, Op. 19
Gaubert: Le repos en Égypte
Lorca: 13 Canciones españolas antiguas
Abd al-Rahīm: Ana Bent El Sultan
Bizet: Adieux de l'hôtesse arabe, WD 72
Aatini Al Naya Wa Ghanni
El Helwa Di
Sahar El Layali (Kan Enna Tahoun)
Yamama Beida

Fatma Said sings García Lorca's "Sevillanas del siglo XVIII" (from 13 Canciones españolas antiguas)