The administration of Sebeș will relocate the tomb of Carl Filtsch from Venice

Representatives of the local administration in Sebeş (Alba County) informed that they will begin work on the laying of the tomb of Carl Filtsch, the child who was considered one of the most important musicians in Transylvania in the nineteenth century, but at the age of died only 15 years ago. Carl Filtsch was born on May 28, 1830 in Sebeş (Mühlbach) and died in Venice in 1845, where he is buried. In his short life, Carl had Chopin and Liszt as teachers who considered him brilliant, according to

Now the local administration wants to contact the administration in Venice and initiate the steps to bring Carl back to Sebeş together with his family.

In addition, according to Nadia Mitrea, director of the “Lucian Blaga” cultural center in Sebeş, the representatives of the mayor’s office would even like a large-format, still very neat reproduction of the tomb in Venice by lovers of classical music.

The idea to bring Carl Filtsch back to Sebeş belonged to the producer Cătălin Cădan, who made an emotional film on the subject 3 years ago.

Carl Filtsch began playing the piano at the age of 3 under the guidance of his father Joseph Filtsch, a Protestant pastor in Sebe, Saxony. When he was 7 years old, his father took him to Vienna, where he introduced him to the imperial court, where he became a colleague of music education and drama of the later Emperor Franz Joseph.

In 1842 he arrived in Paris, where he had Chopin as his teacher. He made his public debut in February 1841 at the Wiener Musikverein. His resounding success was continued in a tour from Budapest to Sibiu.

But the story of this brilliant child was a sad one. He died of tuberculosis in Venice in 1845 at the age of 15.

In the 15 years of his life he won the admiration of the great composers Chopin and Liszt, who were his teachers. “If this little one starts playing tournaments, I’ll have to close my shop,” is attributed to Liszt, who for a while replaced Chopin as little Carl’s master.

The little Saxon from Transylvania, on the other hand, probably composed 13 works (and other smaller works), of which only 8 were known until recently, the number of which is still controversial today.

At the end of 2005, the American musicologist and pianist Ferdinand Gajewsky from Harvard University was able to discover what is now considered to be the complete works of Carl Filtsch.

It was obtained from a great grandson of Joseph, Carl’s brother, Sir Francis Loring Gwyne Ewans of London. So there are currently 25 plants.

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