Canal March

Der traurige Mönch, a melodram by Liszt

Clara Sanchis, actress, and Miriam Gómez-Morán, piano

Der traurige Mönch S 348, by Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

When Liszt composed The Sad Monk he was at a point of desolation and despair. The best known of his melodramas precisely describes the depression and death of a horseman who is daring enough to spend the night in the ruins of a cursed tower in which the ghost of a monk dwells.

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