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|Work Title||Fata Morgana|
|Alternative. Title||Ein Ghaselenkranz [Wreath of Ghasels] für Pianoforte|
|Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No.||Op.13|
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.||IFD 8|
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.||1877|
|First Publication.||1879 – Berlin: Bote & Bock|
|Dedication||Laura Rappoldi (1853-1925)|
|Average DurationAvg. Duration||13-16 minutes|
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period||Romantic|
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 (), others... A Kranz is a wreath or a circle. 1877 date from Draeseke.org.
Duration 13 minutes on Telos CD set.