[This excerpt appears in Music: an Art and a Language
by Walter Raymond Spalding (1865-1962),
Boston and New York: Schmidt, 1920 (8th edition), page 185.
This web version is dated 20 June 2006.
Music: An Art and a Language
by Walter Raymond Spalding
. . . his [Mendelssohn's] . . . Songs without Words1
contain a genuinely poetic message, flawlessly expressed.
1 Several of these were constantly played by both Paderewski and De Pachman
, two of the greatest virtuosi of our day: surely a convincing tribute!