Erlanger, Rodolphe

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Erlanger, Rodolphe Gender: M
born on 7 June 1872 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Boulogne Billancourt, France, 48n50, 2e15
Timezone LMT m2e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°36' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 27°26 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 27°00'


French painter and musicologist specializing in Arabic music. He studied in Paris and London. He wrote the six-volume work, La Musique Arabe (1930-1959).

He helped to organize the 1932 Cairo Congress of Arab Music, the idea of which he had suggested to king Fuad I of Egypt. Although he was too ill to attend and died soon after, he sent an ensemble from Tunisia to perform in Cairo at the Congress.

His palace at Sidi Bou Said, in northern Tunisia, which he named Ennejma Ezzahra (sometimes spelled Nejma Ezzohara), was built between 1909 and 1921. The structure now houses the Centre des musiques arabes et méditerranéennes. He helped to revive the musical genre known as ma'luf during the 1920s.

He died 29 October 1932.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 4


  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Music teacher