200th anniversary of the birth of Franz Liszt
This year, the music world commemorates the 200th anniversary of the birth and the 125th anniversary of the death of composer and virtuoso Franz Liszt. At the end of his life, Liszt maintained a close relationship with his friend, Hungarian painter Mihàly de Munkàcsy and his Luxembourgish wife Cécile Papier. The deep friendship with the painter started in 1882, when the two men first met in Budapest.
At the end of April 1886, Liszt lived as a guest in the Parisian residence of the Munkàcsys. On the following 5 July, Liszt, now very ill, decided to take a rest break at the summer residence of the Munkàcsys in Colpach.
On 19 July, a concert honouring the composer was organised by the Casino of Luxembourg. At the end of this event, Franz Liszt played three of his own compositions to thank the audience for the honour they had bestowed on him. The next day, Liszt left Luxembourg for Bayreuth where he died 12 days later on 31 July 1886.
Thus, Franz Liszt gave his last public concert in Luxembourg.
Roland Schauls, born on 1 February 1953, is a Luxembourgish artist who works in Stuttgart, Germany, and in Luxembourg. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart (1974-1982) and taught as a professor at Stuttgart’s Ecole d’Art Libre. He presently works as an independent artist. In 1988, the Cercle Artistique de Luxembourg awarded him the Pierre Werner prize.
|Price of the stamp :||0,85 €|
|Drawing:||Roland Schauls (L);|
|Printing:||High-resolution offset by Joh. Enschedé, Haarlem (NL)|
33,50 x 44,62 mm, 10 stamps per sheet.