The oldest surviving oud?

By Karim Othman Hassan To date this instrument is the oldest Arab oud we know, and it may be the oldest surviving Arab string instrument at all. Its significance is all the greater for its having 7 double courses, which means that we can refer to it as an oud al mukmal, the term used…

Alexandria to Brussels, 1839

The second oud in Europe whose journey we know about arrived thanks to the Belgian musician and scholar François-Joseph Fétis.