Monday, January 17, 2011

Music Track - Ravel

This could be considered to be a novelty although it stands on its own as a serious concert piece.  It's Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
It was commissioned by Paul Wittgenstein, an Austrian virtuoso pianist, who lost his right arm in WWI.
It gets to 2:25 on the track before the piano comes in.  It's a complex piece and it is said that some two handed pianists do in fact cheat, although there is no sight of that here.

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