the auspices of the Secretary General of the
Council of Europe, Mr.Walter
of Europe was inaugurated in Lasne on 21 September 2002.
CLIN d'OEUIL TO THE EUROPEAN SPIRIT
Daniel Blumenthal, playing a
Steinway, interpreted music by Beethoven, Debussy and Liszt.
Said Mr Blumenthal: Many Icons were true Europeans. They
travelled widely ... to learn. Touring Europe, Liszt, for example, was inspired by
Chopin, Goethe and other Icons.
Beethoven, Debussy, Liszt
The three composers had significant links
with Flanders and Brussels, as well as with other parts of Europe. Beethoven's
grandparents came from Mechelen (near Brussels).
Debussy was inspired by
Maurice Maeterlinck of Ghent (and so was
Sibelius and other composers).
Liszt consolidated his fame in Brussels and other
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