Fata Morgana, Op.13 (Draeseke, Felix)

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Publisher. Info. Berlin: Bote & Bock, n.d.[1879]. Plate 12016.
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Work Title Fata Morgana
Alternative. Title Ein Ghaselenkranz für Pianoforte
Composer Draeseke, Felix
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.13
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 9 pieces
  1. Hold Gedenken
  2. Linde Sehnsucht
  3. Feuchte Schwingen
  4. Glück der Einsamkeit
  5. Loser Schelm
  6. Buch des Unmuths
  7. Zarte Vermittelung
  8. Süsse Melancholie
  9. Ein männlich Wort
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1877
First Publication. 1879 – Berlin: Bote & Bock
Dedication Laura Rappoldi
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano


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A Ghazal is a "poetic form consisting of rhyming couplets and a refrain, with each line sharing the same meter. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love in spite of that pain. The form is ancient, originating in 6th-century Arabic verse." (Wikipedia...) (Other composers of "Ghasels" included Schoenberg, modern composer Hovhaness (Ghazal for piano, Op.362), Moritz Hauptmann (Op.19 (12 Gesänge) No.11 (Ghasel)) and others (The Lied, Art Song, and Choral Texts Archive), others... A Kranz is a wreath or a circle. 1877 date from Draeseke.org.