Amy Fay in Weimar - July, 1873
from Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era, pages 243-244:
Another day I heard him [Liszt] pass from one piece into another by making the finale of the first one play the part of prelude to the second. So exquisitely were the two woven together that you could hardly tell where the one left off and the other began.—Ah me! Such a facile grace! Nobody will ever equal him, with those rolling basses and those flowery trebles. And then his Adagios! When you hear him in one of those, you feel that his playing has got to that point when it is purified from all earthly dross and is an exhalation of the soul that mounts straight to heaven.
Amy Fay, Music-Study in Germany: The Classic Memoir of the Romantic Era (2011), p. 243-244. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1424861771984 accessed: 6 July, 2022
|Listening Environment||in private, indoors|