Thursday, April 07, 2011

Ravel's Piano Concerto for LH

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  1. Mangled musicians of the world unite!

    (SG: in my dreams, maybe)

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  2. As of course you know, Ludwig's older brother Paul Wittgenstein lost his right arm in the first world war, and became a noted left-handed pianist. Wittgenstein commissioned a number of pieces for the left hand from well known composers, and I believe this was one of them.

    BTW, my guitar teacher tells me that Ravel's famous "Bolero" was originally a composition exercise, not intended as a piece of music.

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