MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Liszt Meets Dante

“It is hard to say what the characteristics of Dante’s Hell are. Turmoil, hurry, incessant movement, fire, roaring wind, and utter discomfort are there; but so they are also in a London house when the kitchen chimney is on fire.” — George Bernard Shaw on Liszt’s “Dante” Symphony — an amusing but facile put-down.

Filed under: Franz Liszt, music criticism

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