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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Serene Sunday - Dream of Love - February 10, 2013

Let's start the week of Valentine's Day with one of history's most beloved love song.

Franz Liszt
Dream of Love

Franz Liszt, wildly handsome and hugely talented, cut a wide swath in Paris in the 1830s, where it is said that women actually swooned at his piano recitals.  In 1850, living more quietly in Weimar, Liszt transcribed three of his own songs for piano, calling them "Liebestraume" or "Dreams of Love."  The first and most popular one is a romantic symbol nonpareil.  from Great Music's Greatest Hits (Reader's Digest)

Women swooned at his recitals?!  That must have been something to see.  He must have been the Frankie of his time, and would have been placed on many a magazine cover in ours.

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