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Letters of Franz Liszt — Volume 2: from Rome to the End by Franz Liszt;Translator -- La Mara Constance Bache
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is "beauty." It never goes beyond that. And perhaps it was never
as "beautiful" as the music of Mozart, Bach or Beethoven, nor
quite as rational (Are all the emotions in Liszt's music truly
"controlled?"). But it certainly was original and instructive,
and it certainly will linger.



FRONTISPIECE TO VOLUME II, HONORING LISZT


I.

We welcome thee, from southern sunnier clime,
To England's shore,
And stretch glad hands across the lapse of time
To the once more.

II.

Full twice two decades swiftly have rolled by
Since thou wast here;
A meteor flashing through our northern sky
Thou didst appear.

III.

Thy coming now we greet with pleasure keen,
And loyal heart,
Adding tradition of what thou hast been