The Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major was composed by Maurice Ravel between 1929 and 1930, concurrently with his Piano Concerto in G. It was commissioned by the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm during World War I. The Concerto had its premiere in January 1932, with Wittgenstein as soloist performing with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra.
Performances & Interviews
- Watch an analysis of Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left Handhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01s944g.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01s944g.jpg2014-02-14T15:21:00.000ZStephen Johnson analyses Ravel's piano concerto with pianist Roger Muraro and the BBC NOWhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01s931q
Watch an analysis of Ravel's Piano Concerto for the Left HandStephen Johnson analyses Ravel's piano concerto with pianist Roger Muraro and the BBC NOW
- Ravel: Piano Concertoshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yx8f4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01yx8f4.jpg2014-05-11T12:37:00.000ZStephen Johnson explores two contrasting Piano Concertos.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01yx8f5
Ravel: Piano ConcertosStephen Johnson explores two contrasting Piano Concertos.