Paul Wittgenstein

Classical music, Musical Artist

1887 – 1961

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Who was Paul Wittgenstein?

Paul Wittgenstein was an Austrian-born concert pianist who became known for commissioning new piano concerti for the left hand alone, following the amputation of his right arm during the First World War. He devised novel techniques, including pedal and hand-movement combinations, that allowed him to play chords previously regarded as impossible for a five-fingered pianist.

He was the older brother of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Born
Nov 5, 1887
Vienna
Also known as
  • Витгенштейн, Пауль
  • 保罗·维特根斯坦
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Siblings
Religion
  • Judaism
Nationality
  • United States of America
  • Austria
Profession
Lived in
  • Vienna
Died
Mar 3, 1961
Manhasset

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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