MAURICE RAVEL [1875-1937]: CONCERT FOR THE LEFT HAND in D major

Το περίφημο κονσέρτο για αριστερό χέρι του Μορίς Ραβέλ, γράφτηκε μετά από παραγγελία του Αυστριακού πιανίστα Paul Wittgenstein [αδελφού του φιλοσόφου Ludwig Wittgenstein]. Ο πιανίστας είχε χάσει το δεξί χέρι του στη διάρκεια του Α’ Παγκοσμίου πολέμου. Η πρεμιέρα του έργου δόθηκε στην Βιέννη τον Ιανουάριο του 1932, εμείς το ακούμε από τον Michel Beroff και την London Symphony Orchestra υπό τον Claudio Abbado.

Maurice Ravel‘s famous left-hand concert was commissioned by the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein [brother of philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein]. The pianist had lost his right hand during World War I. The premiere of the play was given in Vienna in January 1932. We hear it performed by Michel Beroff and the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Claudio Abbado.

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6 Comments

  1. Mary Jo Malo March 8, 2020 at 2:29 am

    It’s fun to hear pieces I should already be familiar with for the first time!

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    1. Oannes March 8, 2020 at 11:01 pm

      I know the feeling, it’s very pleasant to me also!
      Thanks for sharing…

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  2. Resa March 11, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Written for the left hand, that’s wild! It is wonderful that even after losing a hand, Paul Wittgenstein still loved to play.
    Oh, I know Bolero, and I love it!

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    1. Oannes March 12, 2020 at 11:22 am

      Fact is, Wittgenstein didn’t exactly fall in love with the work first time he read the partiture. He came to appreciate it years later. Well, like Bowie says, what in the world can you do…Thanks a lot!

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  3. Resa March 11, 2020 at 11:26 pm

    I hope you get my previous comment? There was a blip when I posted it!

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    1. Oannes March 12, 2020 at 12:13 pm

      I did, thanks a lot!

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