About the Wittgenstein Project

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Apart from the well-known piano concertos for the left hand, a lot of chamber music has been composed for Paul Wittgenstein, the pianist that left his right arm on the battlefield of the First World War. Much of this chamber music is still in private possession; After elaborate research we have managed to find scores - many of them handwritten - from all remote corners of Wittgenstein’s world. There is a wealth of material we are currently studying and we notice how full and rich that music can be with a one-handed piano part while retaining a transparent sound. Many pieces were hardly ever played after Wittgenstein premiered them, and have never been recorded.

We put together various concert-programs in which we perform the music and tell the story as well. Our first programme in the Wittgenstein Project is Wien bleibt Wien!, in which we focus on the Viennese musical life of the 19th century.

In Hidden Treasures of Paul Wittgenstein we will zoom in on the figure of Paul Wittgenstein, with compositions of personal friends, mostly works that are completely undeservedly gathering dust on a bookshelf instead of sounding in concerthalls.

With The wonderful world of Paul Wittgenstein, audio-visual versions of the project with live projections will be available also. 

We currently are working on a series of 4 Paul Wittgenstein Podcasts in coöperation with Lex Bohlmeijer and aim to record the most valuable musical treasures we found.

More information? Check this site, write us an email, or keep in touch on Facebook.

By telephone you can reach us at: 

+31650278882 (Michiel Weidner) 

+31613344717 (Folke Nauta)


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