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Homage to Paul Wittgenstein

On April 5th at 7pm, Le Poisson Rouge will host a concert in tribute to Paul Wittgenstein, a pianist that has been badly wounded during WWI and commissioned pieces to play with only one hand afterwards.

In homage to Paul Wittgenstein—the concert pianist who lost an arm in World War I and commissioned piano concerti for the left hand alone— musicians will perform Sonate pour violon et piano (1917) by DebussyD’un matin de printemps by Lili Boulanger, and Suite pour 2 violons, violoncelle et piano op.23, a piece written by Korngold and commissioned by Paul Wittgenstein.
Musicians: Célimene Daudet, piano, Amanda Favier and Leslie Boulin Raulet, violins, and Louis Rodde, cello.

This event is presented in partnership with the Bureau Export New York and NoMadMusic.

Date: April 5, 2017
Time: Doors at 6pm, Show at 7pm
Place: Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street

More information: www.lpr.com

This event is part of the French Embassy's yearlong nationwide centennial commemoration of the United States entrance into WWI, How 1917 Changed the World.

Presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy with support from The French Mission du centenaire de la Première Guerre mondiale, in charge of the World War One Centenary in France. This program is endorsed by The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission as a commemorative partner, which recognizes commitment to educating the public about World War One and honoring those who served.