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I stood in Venice… Liszt’s Gondoliera

How different it was for Liszt when he first visited Venice as a young man many years before, aged twenty-seven. ‘Have you ever been to Venice? Have you ever glided on the sleepy waters in a black gondola down the … Continue reading

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Au lac de Wallenstadt – Liszt

‘The shores of the lake of Wallenstadt  kept us for a long time. Franz wrote there for me a melancholy harmony, imitative of the sigh of the waves and the cadence of oars, which I have never been able to hear without … Continue reading

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