28.05.1830 - 11.05.1845
Carl Filtsch is one of the most interesting
and at the same time also tragic figures
in Transylvanian music history. He is
definitely one of the most outstanding
19th century musicians.
Early in his childhood, he showed strong
signs of musical genius. His short life
was a journey of success all through
Europe, a meteoric triumph, however
Carl Filtsch reached his artistic peak
when, at the age of 12 he became Chopin's
favourite pupil and friend.
"Once this boy starts touring I
can close shop!", said Liszt about
the child who was acclaimed in Vienna,
Paris and London.
The 25 compositions of Carl Filtsch
have been discovered no sooner than
the 1960's and are now brought back
to life by the contestants.