"Schubert's ""Ave Maria"" was composed three years before he left this world. It is a song of salvation for someone who had suffered from a desperate situation of poverty and disease. He transforms this despair into beauty and hope by singing ‘Thou canst save me amid despair.'
This song is based on a prayer and was arranged for piano by Franz Liszt whose work is beautiful as well. The piano in this video is an 1862 Bechstein from the Romantic period. That’s why it sounds unique. Pianist Sandro Russo plays the notes in such a way that the music seems to flow like water!"