The Wittgensteins were talented in many ways and brother Paul started his career as a pianist. This was brought to an abrupt halt by the outbreak of war in 1914, but even more frustrating was the amputation of his right arm due to an injury. Back in Vienna, he resumed his career despite the limitation and focused on works for the left hand. His own playing technique brought him back to the top. He commissioned the most renowned composers of his time to write new pieces for him, two of which will be performed on 16.6.2024. Herman Beil will present the life of Paul Wittgenstein and his family.
Benjamin Schmid, Ziyu He, Jeremias Fliedl, Ariane Haering, Matthias Schorn, Hermann Beil (artists)
Works by Erich W. Korngold and Franz Schmidt
Christian Hieke (project manager)
Salzkammergut Festwochen Gmunden (project organiser)
Lisa Neuhuber, Martina Rothschädl (Head of Programme remembrance culture)
A co-operation with the Festwochen Gmunden