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Paul Wittgenstein

Pianist Paul Wittgenstein became well-known for how he overcame a tragic incident that robbed him of his ideal arm, turning reduction into advancement and creativeness, and along the way inspiring a repertory of one-handed piano functions. Created in Vienna in 1887, Paul was the child of self-made Austrian industrialist Karl …

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Ernst Toch

The young Ernst Toch was nearly entirely self-taught like a musician; his first compositional efforts included duplicating out Mozart’s string quartets, which served as versions for his personal essays in the genre. Despite his apparent promise, nevertheless, Toch’s formal education was initially directed toward medication; soon, nevertheless, he dedicated his …

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