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Giles Fraser

To mark this year's weekend of Remembrance, Giles Fraser chooses pieces by musicians who were affected by the two World Wars. The music includes works by George Butterworth, Rudi Stephan, both of whom were killed in action during WWI. There's also music by Ivor Gurney, whose mental health was deeply affected by a mustard gas attack on The Somme; Pavel Haas, who was murdered in the gas chambers at Auschwitz; and pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who rebuilt his career as a pianist after losing his arm during WWI.

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Sat 10 Nov 2012 15:00