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Concertgebouw: Main Hall
|Ravel, Poulenc and Debussy in the Concertgebouw|
|Paul Wittgenstein (brother of famous philosopher Ludwig) was a well-known pianist before he lost his arm in the First World War. Instead of quitting music, he perfected his left hand skills and commissioned a few composers, including Britten, Hindemith, Prokofiev and R. Strauss to write pieces for him. One of the pieces written, and one of the few still performed regularly, is Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, played tonight by Nikolai Lugansky.
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