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Described as “the first and still perhaps the most brilliant and poetic example of the Romantic concert waltz”, Invitation to the Dance was meant for listening more than dancing. Descriptive of process more than practice, he nonetheless dedicated it to his new wife Caroline, perhaps imagining he could be the one inviting her onto the dance floor. But this crippled young man might have struggled so to do.

Highly influential on the Romantic school, this child prodigy of Mozartian talent never failed to delight.

Oh for a fraction of his talent to write music to dance with my own wife.

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    Drew Martyn 6 months ago

    Wouldn't that be good, to have just that little bit of musical talent. Good drabble Neville, I really like the way the last line gives it an overwhelming personal touch.
    And thanks to you, I seem to be spending a lot of time on You Tube and various links, and now I have to spend more - but I'm really enjoying it, so cheers mate.

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