Hasan Rashid

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Birthday
10, 1896
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
May 25, 1969 (72)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
10, 1896
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
May 25, 1969 (72)

About

Classical music composer and opera singer who was among Egypt's first generation of classical composers.

Before Fame

He began taking violin lessons when he was eight years old. He studied agriculture in England at Durham University beginning in 1914.

Trivia

His opera "Antony's Death" was widely considered to be the first full-length opera composed by an Egyptian.

Family Life

He was married to violinist and composer Baheega Sidky Rasheed. She was best known for her tome "Egyptian Folk Songs" from 1958.

Associated With

His period of prominence came a few decades before British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber.