Moments of Imagination
As a source of profound transformation, consolation and even healing, and a means of acceding to a spiritual (not necessarily religious) life, music clearly has a role to play, and the influence it has on each one of us is most intimate and personal.
Today, more than ever, listening to music provides us with brief moments of relief and relaxation that are essential to build up our inner world, our emotional individuality. Liszt’s metanoia, his courageous path towards light and serenity, provides a touching and liberating example of a man who assumed his consuming passions and sublimated them in the works he created.
What could be more successful than a life whose fruits continue to bring enjoyment to one’s fellow beings well over a century after their composition?
Translation: Mary Pardoe