Author: Franz Liszt
The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations.
I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment... rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart, such as I have felt it since my childhood.
Without any assistance whatever, I founded a school in Weimar in 10 years. Only I could perform certain works with the scanty means that I dared not ask anyone else to work with.