Music Stories: 18th May (1906)

The First of Many Disasters: Louis Vierne Breaks his Leg

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Bennet Seiger
Bennet Seiger
10/11/2020

Fate can be exceptionally cruel sometimes. One person who learned this the hard way was French organist and composer Louis Vierne. He was born in 1870 with a severe visual impairment. It wasn't until he was seven years old that he could see well enough to go about at least some of his day-to-day life unassisted. And that was just the beginning of his woes. Later, he claimed that 1906 marked "the beginning of the disasters."

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