Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Franz Liszt Consolation No. 3

This Awakened Heart

The coolness of morning dew upon leaf
The gentle ripple of moving waters
The caress of soft winds
The feel of shimmering veils in sounds I hear
The embrace of each piano key
And known be this awakened heart.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Franz Liszt
Consolation No. 3

Liszt at the Piano, 1840, Oil on wood, Playing for Beethoven and surrounded by Hugo, Paganini, Rossini, Lamartine, Sand and Marie d'Agoult (seated on the floor), Josef Danhauser, 1805-1845, Source: Bridgeman Art Library.

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