An elderly Franz Liszt (1881-1886), living in a monastery, recalls the Caroline, the lost love of his youth. When her father, a government minister, objects to their relationship, she swears to him that he will be remembered in her prayers at that hour. Omn his birthday, the aged composer sees her in a vision. Written by
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The character of Caroline is based on one of Liszt's pupils, Caroline de Saint-Circq, daughter of Charles X's Minister of Commerce, who disapproved of the relationship and ended it. Liszt was so upset at the breakup that he became physically to such an extent that he was hospitalized, and inaccurate reports of his death appeared in newspapers. See more
Although Liszt did spend some time in a monastery when his romance with Caroline was ended, he did not do so in old age. See more
Franz, I may never see you again, but always at this hour I will remember you in my prayers.
Second Hungarian Rhapsody
Composed by Franz Liszt
Heard on non-synchronized soundtrack performed by the Victor Concert Orchestra See more