Yusef Greiss

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Birthday
13, 1899
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
Apr 7, 1961 (61)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
13, 1899
Birthplace
Egypt
Death Date
Apr 7, 1961 (61)

About

Classical music composer who rose to prominence in the 1930s for his 23 solo piano compositions and three solo flute numbers. He was part of Egypt's first generation of composers.

Before Fame

His first set of compositions from 1932 was for the piano, such as the works "The Sudanese," "Masr," and "Nile Boatman."

Trivia

He was also known for his orchestral works and chamber music.

Family Life

He was raised in Cairo, where his father worked as a university professor. He was of Coptic ancestry.

Associated With

He followed in the footsteps of Johann Sebastian Bach with his classical music compositions.