Today, March 7,2011 is the birthday of composer Maurice Ravel who lived from
March 7, 1875 until December 28, 1937. My favorite work of Ravel's is his Piano Concerto for the left hand which he composed between 1929 and 1930. This work
was commissioned by the Austrian pianist, Paul Wittgenstein, who lost his right arm during World War I.
You can listen to a performance of this Work by clicking on the following links:
Elisso Wirssaladze is the pianist:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k75oGTJ-fU
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PdadK2U6AI&feature=related
To learn more about this work please click on the following links:
I am not associated with this previous website in any manner.
Source of image of Ravel: http://www.vsl.co.at/en/65/71/1879/1531.vsl