COMPOSERS AND PERFORMERS
DELLAL-ZADE İSMAİL EFENDİ
Dellal-zade Ismail Efendi was born in 1797 in Istanbul. He composed several works in various makams, rhythms and forms, of which his two murabbas and his agir and yürük semais are the most exquisite. Revitalizing the makam karcigar, he composed two murabbas and two semâis, which are among his most successful pieces. Aside from these, he also composed some of the most beautiful works of our classical repertoire, including his sûznâk beste and sarki in sehnaz. His total known works consist of two ilâhis, two kârs, thirteen bestes, seven agir semâis, ten yürük semâis, one pesrev, one sengin semâi and forty sarkis. He died in 1869.