Carl Filtsch (1830-1845) was a highly gifted young pianist and composer from Transylvania (what would now be Romania). A child prodigy, Filtsch's talent was well-recognised by contemporary composers and he became a student of Frederic Chopin. He died of TB before reaching his 15th birthday, but still left an impression on the world of music including a number of compositions such as his Op.3 called "Premières pensées musicales" (First musical thoughts). This consists of 3 pieces pieces for piano, and the first of the three is featured here - Romance "sans paroles" (without words) in E minor. The Romance seems surprisingly modern and mature for such a young composer. Below you can play the mp3 or midi files and see the sheet music before downloading. Alternatively use the links in the left-hand menu to download the sheet music, mp3 file and midi file.
Here is a video of Filtsch's Romance Op.3 No.1 in Em for piano:
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The image below is the first page of the sheet music, and here you can download the full sheet music for Filtsch's Romance Op.3 No.1 in Em for piano in PDF format.