Franz Liszt: Legend No.2 “St. Francois de Paule marchant sur le flots”

‘St. Frances of Paola Walking on the Water’  ‘Among the numerous miracles of St. Francis of Paola, the legend celebrates that which he performed in crossing the Straits of Messina.  The boatmen refused to burden their barque with such an insignificant looking person, but he paying no attention to this, walked across the sea with a firm tread’…Franz Liszt The story is beautifully captured in Liszt’s music.  The calm strength of the opening hymn-like music is throughout the piece pitted against the roaring and crashing of the waves (represented by rushing scales and tremolos), finally emerging victorious in a glorious … Continue reading Franz Liszt: Legend No.2 “St. Francois de Paule marchant sur le flots”